#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  In his will, the King listened and  rescinded Salic Law or the tradition in most royalty of Europe prohibiting females and any descendants in the female line from inheriting land, titles, and offices.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 the eldest of his two surviving daughters from his fourth … Continue reading #498 Isabella II of Spain, Neptune’s Queen

#34 Rainha Amelie of Portugal


Princess Amélie of Orléans was the Queen Consort of King Carlos I of Portugal. Born Marie Amélie Louise Hélène d’Orléans on September 28, 1865, in Twickenham England, where her family had been living in exile since Napoleon III had assumed the French throne in 1848. She was the eldest of the eight children of Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, and Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans. … Continue reading #34 Rainha Amelie of Portugal

#572 Prince Leopold of England, hemophiliac


Prince Leopold was the eighth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the youngest of their sons.  He was born April 7, 1853, and delivered with the aid of chloroform, administered by the Royal accoucheur, Dr. John Snow.  He was the first of the Queen’s children to be born with her under it;  Beatrice who followed four years later and was the last of … Continue reading #572 Prince Leopold of England, hemophiliac

#24 Tsarevich Alexei – Septiles galore


Tsarevich Alexei was the only son of Tsar Nicholas & Empress Alexandra of Russia. His birth was  announced by his father on August 12, 1904 as at 1:00 PM and heralded by a twenty-gun salute.¹  Marc Jones incorrectly states that the “Czarevitch Alexis Nikolaevich” was born at 12 noon. His Ascendant is 10 Scorpio that falls in the twelfth house; Alexander the Great is said to … Continue reading #24 Tsarevich Alexei – Septiles galore