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Count Zakhar Grigoryevich Chernyshov (1722 - 1784) | Count Zakhar Grigoryevich Chernyshov or Tchernyshov, best known for the 1760 raid on Berlin, rose to become Minister of War to the empress Catherine the Great of Russia. He left no children and the Tchernyshov majorat, instituted by him, passed to a younger brother, Ivan Tchernyshov.

Louise d'Orléan – On 3 April 1812 the daughter of Louis-Philippe d'Orléon, the last king of France, was born in Parlermo, Sicily. She became Queen of the Belgians in 1832. Her Husband Leopold I was the first King of the Belgians after the country's independency from the Netherlands in 1830. The couple had 4 children, amongst them: Empress Charlotte of Mexico. The shy Queen of the Belgians was know for her beauty and generosity. She died aged 38 in Ostende, Belgium.

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At his death William had no surviving legitimate children, though he was survived by eight of the ten illegitimate children he had by the actress Dorothea Jordan, with whom he cohabited for 20 years. William was succeeded in the United Kingdom by his niece, Victoria, and in Hanover by his brother, Ernest Augustus I.

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Tsar Peter the Great. Not the best role model from history, but very interesting character of history.

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Charles Bruce, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury & 4th Earl of Elgin (1682–1747), styled Viscount Bruce of Ampthill 1685-1741, was a British peer. Bruce was returned to Parliament for Great Bedwyn in 1705, until 1710, he was returned for both Great Bedwyn & Marlborough & chose to sit for the latter. In 1711 he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title Baron Bruce of Whorlton. In 1741 he succeeded his father in the earldoms of Elgin & Ailesbury

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Victor Meirelles de Lima - "Dom Pedro II" Data da obra: 1864 Técnica: Óleo sobre tela Dimensões: 252 x 165 cm Doada por: Brasital S.A.

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Captain Peter Parker (John Hoppner, ca. 1808-1810) - Sir Peter Parker, 2nd Baronet (1785 – 1814) was an English naval officer, the son of Vice-Admiral Christopher Parker. In 1810, he was given command of the frigate Menelaus, which he commissioned. In 1814, Menelaus was sent to Bermuda. Leading his marines, he was hit in the thigh (as his grandfather had been at the Battle of Sullivan's Island), but unlike his grandfather, Parker died on the field of a severed femoral artery.

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HM THE QUEEN OF HANOVER MARIE OF SAXE-ALTENBURG DUCHESS OF CUMBERLAND AND BRUNSWICK WITH HER DAUGHTER THE PRINCESS MARIE OF HANOVER:

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Portrait of young Catherine (Titian, between 1548 and 1549)

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King Augustus III of Poland, 1755, Pietro Rotari (1707–1762)

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