#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…

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#829 Max Schmeling the Black Uhlan of the Rhine


Marc Jones has Schmeling at a standard unknown time with no place, so we put in the Prenzlau location from Astro.com.  This chart is what we got. This is the time that Astro.com has for Schmeling 10:50 am.  The hour does not change Schmeling much, but it is a rectified time -- which we prefer…

#278 Eau de Dietrich


Our featured photo is of her and Cesare Romano in "The Devil is a Woman" directed by Josef von Sternberg. It was her favorite film because it made her look "beautiful."  You can watch it here and see if you agree. Marlene Dietrich, a German femme fatale, is also a mutable hourglass. Like Joseph Haydn,…

#545 The tale of Henri Landru, a modern day Bluebeard


The Fairy Tale: "Bluebeard" (French: Barbe Bleue) is a French folktale, it's origin is unknown. The most famous version of Bluebeard was written by Charles Perrault and first published by Barbin Press of n 1697 in "Histoires ou contes du temps passé." You can read the 1895 version  here on Gutenberg. The French fairy tales…

#16 Albert Victor, King Edward’s heir apparent


Biograph: Prince Albert Victor was the first born son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra (Caroline Marie Charlottle Louise Julia)   of Denmark, his was heralded in all the London papers (see a snippet from Alan Leo's magazine below). Albert Victor was born  at Frogmore House  on 8th…