Tamerlane the Merciless


Tamerlane, who is known in Uzbekistan as Amir Timur, or Timur the Great, but Tamerlane was from the epithet of Timur the Lame.  He was one of history's greatest and cruelest conquerors. His Turkish and Mongol army is said to have killed 17 million men, women and children in his 14th-century rampage across Asia from…

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#77 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands


Her Royal Highness Queen Beatrix was daughter of Queen Juliana and a the German Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She was born on January 31, 1938 in Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands at 9:47 am. Marc Jones incorrectly states she was born in Amsterdam. She reigned from 1980, when her mother abdicated in her favour on…

#51 Duc d’Amale, Henri Eugene Philippe Louis d’Orleans


The duc d'Aumale – Henri Eugène Philippe Louis d'Orléans was born 16 janvier 1822 in Paris France.  When he was eight he inherited the Domaine de Chantilly in 1830, from his godfather  Louis-Henri-Joseph de Bourbon, the last Prince of Conde, thus becoming one of the most significant landowners in France. But after the Revolution of…

#498 Isabella II of Spain, Neptune’s Queen


Bourbon Spanish queen Isabella II succeeded to the throne after her father died on September 29, 1833 because his wife demanded it.  In his will, the King listened and  rescinded Salic Law or the tradition in most royalty of Europe prohibiting females and any descendants in the female line from inheriting land, titles, and offices. Isabella…