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Louis Joseph o Lorraine, Duke o Guise

Louis Joseph o Lorraine, Duke o Guise an Duke o Angoulême, wis the only son o Louis o Lorraine, Duke o Joyeuse an Marie Françoise de Valois, only dochter o Louis Emmanuel dAngoulême, Coont o Alès a descendant o Charles IX o Fraunce. He wis a memb ...

Louisa Maria Stuart

Louisa Maria Stuart Louise Maria Teresa ; 28 Juin 1692 – 18 Aprile 1712), kent tae Jacobites as the Princess Ryal, wis the auldest an anly dochter o James II o Ingland an his wife Mary o Modena. While in Fraunce she wis a wqard o Antonin Nompar d ...

Louise de Maisonblanche

Louise de Maisonblanche, Baroness o La Queue, was an illegitimate dochter o Keeng Louis XIV o France an Claude de Vin des Œillets, the cried Mademoiselle des Œillets, who wis the lady-in-waiting tae Madame de Montespan, Louis long term mistress. ...

Louise Hippolyte, Princess o Monaco

Louise Hippolyte, Princess o Monaco, wis the anly sovereign Princess of Monaco. She is the ancestor o the current reigning Albert II, Prince o Monaco. A opular monarch she offeecially ruled the state wi her husband but died prematurely efter a re ...

Madame de Sévigné

Madame de Sévigné wis a French noblewoman who is famed for her lang orrespondance Sévigné corresponded wi her dochter The Coontess o Grignan for nearly thirty years. A clandestine edition, containing twinty-aicht letters or portions o letters, wi ...

Maria Josepha o Bavarie

Maria Josepha o Bavarie was Haly Roman Empress, Queen o the Romans, Airchduchess o Austrick, Grand Duchess o Tuscany, etc bi mairiage tae Joseph II, Haly Roman Emperor. Bi birth, she wis a Princess an Duchess o Bavarie as the dochter o Charles VI ...

Marie Charlotte de La Tour dAuvergne

Marie Charlotte de La Tour dAuvergne wis a french noblewoman an member o the Hoose o La Tour dAuvergne. She mairit Charles Juste de Beauvau, Prince o Craon on 3 Apryle 1745.

Mary II, Queen o Scots

Mary II, Queen o Scots wis a Queen o Scots. She wis co-moenarched wie William II. She deed in 1694 an Wullie wis king aw the way till 1702 when Marys seester teuk aer acomin Anne I o Great Britain in 1707. She wis a sister o Anne, Queen o Great B ...

Maximilian III Joseph, Elector o Bavarie

Maximilian III Joseph, Elector o Bavarie wis a Prince-elector o the Haly Roman Empire an Duke o Bavarie frae 1745 tae 1777. Maximilian III Joseph ordered in 1751 François de Cuvilliés tae big the splendid rococo Cuvilliés Theatre an in 1755 the S ...

Philippine Élisabeth dOrléans

Philippine Élisabeth dOrléans wis a French princess o the bluid an dochter o Philippe dOrléans an his wife Marie Françoise de Bourbon, herself an illegitimate dochter o Keeng Louis XIV an Madame de Montespan. She wis known as Mademoiselle de Beau ...

Philippe Charles de La Fare, Marquis o La Fare

Charles de La Fare, Marquis o La Fare wis a french nobleman He also worked along side Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Duke o Vendôme. He wis created a Marshal o Fraunce bi Louis XV Because he haed nae childer, his estate passed tae Emmanuel de Croÿ, Pri ...

Prince Johann Karl o Hesse-Homburg

Prince Johann Karl o Hesse-Homburg wis a Prince o Hesse-Homburg. He wis a son o Princess Elisabeth Dorothea o Hesse-Darmstadt an her husband, Friedrich III, Landgrave o Hesse-Homburg. His mither wis a dochter o Ludwig VI, Landgrave o Hesse-Darmst ...

Princess Maria Carolina o Savoy

Princess Maria Carolina o Savoy was a Princess o Savoy frae her birth. She wis the youngest dochter of the future Victor Amadeus III o Sardinie an mairit tae the Electoral Prince o Saxony in 1782. She died o smallpox aged eighteen. She wis aa jus ...

Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold V wis a general durin the American Revolutionary War. He began the war in the Continental Airmy but later defected tae the British Airmy. While he wis still a general on the American side, he obtained command o the fort at Wast Po ...

Ferdinando II de Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany

Ferdinando II de Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany 14 Julie 1610 – 23 Mey 1670 ws Grand Duke o Tuscany frae 1621 tae 1670. wis the eldest son o Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany an Maria Maddalena o Austrick. His 49-year rule wis marked bi the ...

Francesco Maria de Medici, Duke o Rovere an Montefeltro

Francesco Maria de Medici, Duke o Rovere an Montefeltro was a member o the Hoose o Medici. He wis laterede created Governor o Siena as well as a cardinal He wis then created the heir tae the Duchy o Montefeltro bi right o his mither. He wis creat ...

Prince George o Denmark

Prince George o Denmark wis a Prince o Denmark bi birth an later he mairit Anne, Queen o Great Britain, dochter o Keeng James II o Ingland an sister o Mary II o Ingland. George wis also a Prince o Norawa.

Trajan

Trajan wis Roman emperor frae 98 AD till his daith. Offeecially declared bi the Senate as optimus princeps, Trajan is remembered as a successful sauldier-emperor who presidit ower the greatest militar expansion in Roman history, leadin the empire ...

Donald Pleasence

Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE wis an Inglis actor. Pleasence wis born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, Ingland. He wis raisit in Lincolnshire, Ingland. Ootthrou his career, Pleasence wis nominatit for fower Tony Awairds. He wan a BAFTA TV Awaird for Be ...

Václav Havel

Václav Havel ; 5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) wis a Czech playwricht, essayist, poet, dissident an politeecian. Havel wis the nint an last preses o Czechoslovakie 1989–1992 an the first preses o the Czech Republic 1993–2003. He wrote mair nor ...

Henrik, Prince Consort o Denmark

Prince Joachim o Denmark born 7 Juin 1969) mairit twice an haed issue. Frederik, Croun Prince o Denmark born 26 Mey 1968 mairit Mary Donaldson an haed issue.

Airchduke Otto o Austrick (1865–1906)

Archduke Otto o Austrick wis the seicont son o Airchduke Karl Ludwig o Austrick an his seicont wife, Princess Maria Annunciata o the Twa Sicilies. He wis the faither o Karl I o Austrick, the final Emperor o Austrick.

Lorenzo de Medici, Duke o Urbino

Lorenzo de Medici, Duke o Urbino 12 September 1492 – 4 Mey 1519) wis the ruler o Florence frae 1516 until his daith in 1519. He wis also Duke o Urbino during the same period. His dochter Catherine de Medici wis later a Queen consort o Fraunce, wh ...

Airchduke Karl Ludwig o Austrick

Airchduke Karl Ludwig o Austrick wis an Airchduke o Austrick bi birth an wis the younger brither o Franz Joseph I o Austrick, the faither of Airchduke Franz Ferdinand o Austrick, whose assassination ignited Warld War I, an grandfaither o the last ...

Princess Margaretha o Saxony

Princess Margaretha o Saxony wis born a Princess o the Kinrick o Saxony as a dochter o Keeng Johann o Saxony

Louisa Jordan

Louisa Jordan wis born at 279 Gairbraid Street nou kent as Maryhill Road in the Maryhill aurie o Glesga, Scotland, in Julie 1878. Her parents, baith frae Ireland, war Henry Jordan, a white lead an paint mixer, an Helen or Ellen Jordan, an amang h ...

Princess Sophie o Saxe-Hildburghausen

Princess Sophie o Saxe-Hildburghausen, wis a Princess o Saxe-Hildburghausen bi birth, an bi mairiage she became the Hereditary Princess o Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés wis a explorer an Sodger frae Spain. Atween 1519 an 1521 he conquered the Aztec empire o Emperor Montezuma. Cortés wis born in Medellín, a toun in the Extremadura province o the Kinrik o Castile in Spain. He gaed tae the Varsity o S ...

Francis Drake

Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake wis an Inglis privateer, navigator, naval pioneer, pirate, politeecian, an ceevil ingineer o the Elizabethan period. He wis the first Inglisman ti gang aw the wey aboot the globe, atween 1577 an 1580. He wis knichti ...

Edward I o Ingland

King Edward I forby cawed Langshanks or Haimer o the Scots wis the king o Ingland frae 1272 til 1307. He vankisht Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince o Wales an begoud Inglish rule thereawa. His airmy focht Sir William Wallace at the Battle o Stirlin Br ...

Charles V, Haly Roman Emperor

Charles V wis ruler o the Haly Roman Empire frae 1519 an, as Charles I, o the Spainyie Empire frae 1516 till his voluntary retirement an abdication in favor o his younger brither Ferdinand I as Haly Roman Emperor an his son Philip II as King o Sp ...

Eleonora di Toledo

Eleonora di Toledo wis a Spaingie noblewoman who mairit Cosimo de Medici, Duke o Florence. She wis niver Grand Duchess o Tuscany.

Prince Giuseppe o Savoy, Coont o Asti

Prince Giuseppe o Savoy, Coont o Asti wis a Prince o Savoy. He wis styled the Coont o Moriana from birth but wis later created the Coont o Asti.

Airchduchess Elisabeth Franziska o Austrick

Airchduchess Elisabeth Franziska o Austrick wis the dochter o Palatine Joseph o Hungary an his third wife Maria Dorothea o Württemberg. She wis born an Archduchess o Austrick an bi her second mairiage wis an Airchduchess o Austrick-Este. Through ...

Airchduchess Maria Magdalena o Austrick (1689–1743)

Airchduchess Maria Magdalena o Austrick wis a dochter o Emperor Leopold bi his third wife Eleonore Magdalene o Neuburg. She wis an aunt o the future Empress Maria Theresa an haed a good relationship with her niece.

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire, born Frederick Austerlitz, wis an American dancer, sangster an actor. He wis the maist famous stage, movie an televeesion dancer o his day.

James Best

James Best wis an American actor. He is best kent for his starring role as bumblin Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the CBS televeesion series The Dukes of Hazzard. Best deit on Apryle 6, 2015, in Hickory, North Carolina frae complications o pneumoni ...

Robert Conquest

George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG or Robert Conquest wis an English-American historian an poet. He wis best kent for his influential wirks o Soviet history. Thay include The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purges of the 1930s. He receivit the Presidenti ...

Stan Freberg

Stanley Victor "Stan" Freberg wis an American telly an radio personality. He is an aa a writer an comedian. He wis born in Pasadena, Californie. Freberg deit on Apryle 7, 2015, at the age o 88 at a hospital in Santa Monica, California frae pneumonia.

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo wis a Swadish film actress an internaitional starn an icon during Hollywoods silent an clessic periods. Garbo launched her career wi a seicontar role in the 1924 Swadish film The Saga of Gösta Berling. Her performance caucht the atten ...

Ava Gardner

Ava Lavinia Gardner wis an American actress an sangster. She wis signed tae a contract wi Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, an appeared mainly in smaw roles till she drew attention wi her performance in The Killers 1946. She wis nominatit for the Acad ...

Marie Thérèse o Fraunce

Marie Thérèse o Fraunce, Dochter o Fraunce, Madame Royale, wis the eldest bairn o Louis XVI an Marie Antoinette, an the anly ane tae reach adultheid. She wis mairit tae Louis Antoine, Duke o Angoulême, who wis the eldest son o the future Charles ...

Princess Ida o Saxe-Meiningen

Princess Ida Caroline of Saxe-Meiningen, wis a German princess, a member o the House o Wettin, an a Princess o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach bi mairiage.

Princess Marie Louise o Parma

Princess Maria Luisa o Parma wis the eldest dochter o Robert I, the last reigning Duke o Parma. She became Princess-consort o Bulgarie upon her mairiage tae Ferdinand o Bulgarie, the then prince-regnant. She wis the mither o Tsar Boris III o Bulg ...

Princess Marie o Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Princess Marie o Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen wis a Princess o Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, later simply o Hohenzollern, an mither of King Albert I o Belgium.

Niels Henrik Abel

Niels Henrik Abel wis a Norse mathematician wha made pioneerin contreibutions in a variety o fields. His maist famous single result is the first complete pruif demonstratin the impossibility o solvin the general quintic equation in radicals. This ...

Airchduchess Auguste Ferdinande o Austrick

Airchduchess Auguste Ferdinande o Austrick, wis a dochter o Leopold II, Grand Duke o Tuscany, an his first wife, Maria Anna o Saxony. She mairit Prince Luitpold o Bavarie, who later became the Prince Regent o Bavarie after her daith.

Airchduchess Maria Clementina o Austrick

Maria Clementina o Austrick wis an Austrian archduchess an the tenth bairn an third dochter o Leopold II, Haly Roman Emperor an Maria Luisa o Spain. In 1797 she mairit her first cousin Hereditary Prince Francis o Naples, heir tae the kingdoms o N ...

Alfonso XII o Spain

Alfonso XII wis Keeng o Spain, reignin frae 1874 tae 1885, efter a coup détat restored the monarchy an endit the ephemeral First Spainyie Republic.

Antoine Philippe dOrléans, Duke o Montpensier

Antoine Philippe dOrléans, Duke o Montpensier wis a son o Philippe Égalité" an his wife Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon. He wis the younger brither o Louis Philippe, later Keeng o the French. Antoine haed a deep affection for him, and they were ...