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

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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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Oil painting - Portrait of an Unknown Man

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www.fashion.net Portrait of a lady holding a book by Antoine Vestier,1785

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Stanisław August Poniatowski, lived 1732- 1798, last King and Grand Duke of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1764–95), owed his career to his family connections with the powerful Czartoryski family. They sent him to Saint Petersburg in 1755 in the service of Charles Hanbury-Williams, British ambassador to Russia. There he met the twenty-six-year-old future Empress Catherine the Great. She was drawn to the young nobleman, for whom she forsook all other lovers. He fathered her second…

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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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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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The Martineau Family, 1780's by Alexander Roslin (1718-1793)

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