When Frederick ascended the throne as the third "King in Prussia" in 1740, his realm consisted of scattered territories, including Cleves, Mark, and Ravensberg in the west of the Holy Roman Empire; Brandenburg, Hither Pomerania, and Farther Pomerania in the east of the Empire; and the Kingdom of Prussia, the former Duchy of Prussia, outside of …
Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272), also known as Henry of Winchester, was King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine from 1216 until his death in 1272.  The son of King John and Isabella of Angoulême, Henry assumed the throne when he was only nine in the middle of the First Barons' War.
1792 – King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm 's Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf. 1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
Luxembourg ( / ˈlʌksəmbɜːrɡ / ( listen) LUK-səm-burg;  Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg [ˈlətsəbuəɕ] ( listen); French: Luxembourg; German: Luxemburg ), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, [c] is a small landlocked country in Western Europe. It borders Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south.
James E. McClellan III believes that in the eighteenth century this Royal Academy, whose members extended from France to the Far East, was the foremost institutional centre for both science and scientific researchers. 57 The first letter, written in Beijing on 1 May, mainly recounts his impressions of the Manchu language, and his own theory and …
The second child and eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and nicknamed "Bertie", Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. He was Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the British throne for almost 60 years.
The distinguished Enlightenment natural philosopher René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683–1757), called by Douglas McKie ‘the Pliny of the eighteenth century’, 15 pioneered new scientific research on those curiosities. At that time, his fame had already spread to the Imperial Palace in Beijing.
Italian infantrymen in 1916. More than 650,000 Italian soldiers lost their lives on the battlefields of World War I. The Sardinian Albertine Statute of 1848, extended to the whole
President Joe Biden painted lifesaving legislation restricting abortion as “extreme” during his State of the Union remarks on Tuesday. “Congress must restore ...
The recording quality is excellent and the presentation exemplary, including useful essays, the composition of the orchestra and the texts of the vocal numbers in French, English and German. This deserves to have an success equal to that of Minkowski’s first Symphonie.--