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 … 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) The King Who Lost America    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. … Seguir leyendo

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