Archivo de la etiqueta: kings and popes

Nicolau I de Rússia (1796-1855)

Tsar Nicholas I (1825-1855) Nicholas I was Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias from 1825 until 1855. A noted reactionary, his motto was “Orthodoxy, Autocracy and Nationality“. During his reign the Russian Empire reached its peak size of over 7.7 … Seguir leyendo

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George IV (1762-1830)

King George IV  1820-30 George IV, the son of George III, became Prince Regent in 1811 as his father became ill. He inherited the throne in 1820. As a young man, George became an leading figure in fashionable society and was known … Seguir leyendo

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Napoleon (1769-1821)

Emperor of the French (1804-1815) “Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools”_Napoleon Napoleon is a fascinating subject. The man was a tyrant, a genius, a liberator and a conqueror. What you’d call a bundle … Seguir leyendo

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French Revolution (1789-1799)

TIMELINE The French Revolution began in 1789, when citizens stormed the Bastille prison in Paris. Within a few years, France had adopted and overthrown several constitutions and executed its former king. It found itself at war with most of the … Seguir leyendo

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George III (1738 – 1820)

King George III  1760-1820  George III was born on June 4, 1738, and succeeded his grandfather in 1760, becoming the first Hanoverian monarch to be born in Britain and have English as a first language. He is perhaps the best remembered of … Seguir leyendo

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