Napoleon III's cousin, Princess Mathilde's salon was frequented by the intelligentsia of the time, her residence in Paris represented what
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Napoleon III's cousin, Princess Mathilde was a salon frequented by the intelligentsia of the time, his residence in Paris represented what
Napoleon III's cousin, Princess Mathilde's salon was frequented by the intelligentsia of the time,
A cat embroidered by Mary Queen of Scots, said to represent her cousin Elizabeth I. Mary herself is represented by the mouse.
A random Queen Victoria gown: “This rather lovely gown in the collection of the Museum of London was worn by Queen Victoria in 1855 on her state visit to Napoleon III and Empress Eugènie in Paris.
Princess Cecilie was a daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife and cousin Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was an older sister of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. At age 19 Cecilie married her cousin George Donatus. They joined the Nazi Party in 1937.
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"What a life! Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on September 11, 2001."
Made by Nitot in Paris, this tiara was originally owned by Empress Joséphine of France who received it as a gift from Napoleon. The tiara
"Cora Pearl (Emma Crouch), 1854. Cora Pearl was the most famous courtesan in Paris. She charmed men not just with her looks, but with her daring sexuality, wit, and lust for life. She was known for her many high-class lovers (including Napoleon's cousin) and her passion for making herself a spectacle. She dyed her hair bold colors, wore scanty costumes, and supposedly once had herself served naked on a silver plate at one of her dinners."
Venus Victrix by Canοva Canova’s marble sculpture of 1804- 08 epitomizes neo-classical nude beauty, is Napoleon’s sister Pauline, Princess Borghese (1780 -1825), portrayed as Venus, reclining on an equally finely shaped sofa. Disobedient to Napoleon like all his siblings, and notorious for her promiscuity which was on a classical Roman scale of its own, she was the only one who was loyal to him in exile on Elba.
On the evening of her death, Diana is captured in this security video footage entering the Ritz Hotel in Paris prior to a dinner with Dodi Al Fayed, whom she was living with at the time of her death
Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685–1712), Duchess of Burgundy in 1710 by Gobert. The lovely duchess married Louis, Duke of Burgundy, her second cousin, grandson and heir of Louis XIV. It was said she was one of only 2 people the king had ever really loved. She, her husband, and the older of their young sons died of measles. She was 26. Her surviving son became Louis XV.
Kabang-her face was disfigured when she saved two girls from being hit by a motorcycle. Kabang shielded an 11 year old and her 3 year old cousin from the motorcycle, but in doing so her face got stuck in the front tire. The bike then destroyed the upper part of her snout and eyelids. Kabang needs reconstructive surgery, available only in the US, but it is too expensive for her owners. However, thanks to all of the online attention and donations,
Ella through the eyes of her cousin, Queen Marie of Romania: "She was quite newly married when her beauty burst upon me as a marvellous revelation. Her loveliness was of what used to be called the 'angelic' kind. Her eyes, her lips, her smile, her hands, the way she looked at you, the way she talked, the way she moved, all was exquisite beyond words; it almost brought tears to your eyes."
The death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was condemned by her cousin Elizabeth for treason and beheaded in 1587 at the age of forty-four. The mask has been kept by the family since then. Lennoxlove Castle, the home of the Duke of Hamilton.
La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe. Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802. She was captured and executed by hanging after being
Alexandra David-Néel: Born in 1868 in Paris, by the time she was 18 she’d traveled around Europe & was a member of the Theosophical Society. When she was in her 40s she traveled to India to study Buddhism, met a prince, and possibly had an affair with him. During her travels in Asia, she lived in a cave, adopted a monk & traveled to Tibet at a time it was closed to foreigners. She met the 13th Dalai Lama which no European lady had ever done
Liechtenstein Honeysuckle Tiara-a floral motif tiara, circa 1870, in the shape of honeysuckle. It was worn by Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein on her wedding day, 1999.
The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Roger Viollet in front of the Studio de Boulogne, when Audrey was in Paris (France), for the filming of “Love in the Afternoon”, in September 1956. -Audrey was wearing a silk printed dress created by Hubert de Givenchy especially for her wardrobe in this film. Note: The Audrey’s hairstyle, called Paris heart, was created and done by her favorite hairstylist, Alexandre de Paris.
Countess of Wessex in Paris | Flickr - Photo Sharing Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex was in Paris on 14-15 May 2013. On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Her Royal Highness visited the British school of Paris in Croissy, where she was greeted by 400 pupils.
Paris Skyline – The View of Paris at Night Maybe Napoleon Bonaparte was listed as the person who changed the face of Paris as the city of
Sold at Sotheby’s, “Mobilier, Sculptures, et Objets d’art” (Paris, April 16) Trends come and go, but there always seems to be a market for fine French furniture, as evidenced by this richly carved chair, the auction’s top lot. Commissioned by Madame de Pompadour— Louis XV’s chief mistress and a leading tastemaker of her day—the gilded piece was part of a suite that once graced her grand salon at Château de Crécy. (The fauteuil was later seized
Rowena Ravenclaw by UnripeHamadryad - The "beautiful yet intimidating" of the Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Wisdom and skills can be seen from the fact that she designed the magical stairs in Hogwarts. The diadem is the only possession left from Rowena, and inscribed "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure", which connects it to what she valued, wisdom. She was the most intelligent witch of her time. Her House values mind, wisdom, and creativity, in members.
St. Gabriel was the Archangel that announced the coming of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. He appeared to Zacharias, to announce the nativity of St. John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus Christ. The greatest honor of Gabriel consists of being sent by GOD to Mary in Nazareth and announce to her that she was chosen to be the Mother of GOD. The name Gabriel means "The Power of GOD.
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Bizarre endings: Isadora Duncan, death by fashion accessory. A celebrated dancer, Isadora was wildly unconventional and her life was considered scandalous. She was one of the first feminists. Her fondness for long, flowing scarves and her extravagant waywardness were her doom: while riding in an open automobile in Nice in 1927, her silk scarf, draped around her neck, became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck. She is interred at Père Lachaise in Paris.
There are reports that on the day of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding the tiara snapped in half. Given that the royal jeweler was standing by it was quickly repaired in time for the royal bride to walk down the aisle.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an #American #writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in #China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the #Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the #NobelPrize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of the Grand Duchess Alice and the Grand Duke Louis IV, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria. She married Louis Battenberg, her Aunt Beatrice's brother-in-law. Her daughter, Princess Andrew of Greece, was the mother of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, making Victoria (picture) his great-grandmother. Later she was known as the Marchioness of Milford-Haven.
15th C portrait of Empress Matilda (or Maude) - 1114-1125, daughter of Henry I and Matilda of Scotland - became heir to English throne on death of her brother, William - throne was taken by her cousin, Stephen of Blois, which led to civil war ("The Anarchy") - she was first female ruler for a few months in 1141 but was never crowned - married Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, (she became Empress), and then Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou - her son was Henry II of England and first of House of Plantagenet.
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The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.