Category: Monarchs

Catherine the Great

(1729–1796) born Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1762–1796) Works commissioned by her: Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) The Infant Hercules c.1785–1789 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton   Born May 2 1729 Szczecin (Poland) Died November 17 1796 Saint…

Charles I (England)

(1600–1649) King of England (1625–1649) King of Ireland (1625–1649) King of Scotland (1625–1649) Charles I in Art: Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640) The Union of England and Scotland 1633–1634 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis     See also: • English monarchs | Irish monarchs | Monarchs |…

Caterina Cornaro

(1454–1510) Αικατερίνη Κορνάρο Catarina Corner Queen Consort of Cyprus (1472–1473) Queen of Cyprus (1474–1489) Queen of Jerusalem and Armenia Caterina Cornaro in Art: Bellini, Gentile (c.1429-1507) Caterina Cornaro, regina di Cipro c.1500 Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest   Born November 25…

Jane Seymour, Queen of England

(c.1508–1637) Queen consort of England (1636–1637) Jane Seymour in Art: Holbein, Hans the Younger (c.1497-1543) Jane Seymour c.1636–1637 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna    

Fernando VII (España)

(1784–1833) “El Deseado”, “El rey Felón” King of Spain (1808) King of Spain (1813–1833) Fernando VII in Art: Goya, Francisco de (1746-1828) La familia de Carlos IV 1800 Museo del Prado, Madrid     Goya, Francisco de (1746-1828) Retrato de Fernando VII c.1814–1815…

Maximilian I of Mexico

(1832–1867) Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph Maria von Habsburg-Lothringen Emperor of Mexico (1864–1867) Photograph of the execution of Maximilian (right) Miramón (center) and Mejía (left). Photograph of the Mexican firing squad that executed Emperor Maximilian I, commanded by Colonel Palacios (right). Maximilian…

Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

(1926) Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor Queen of the United Kingdom (1952-) See also: • British Monarchs | Monarchs | United Kingdom Born April 21 1926 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London (England)

Mary I (Scotland)

(1542–1587) Mary Stuart or Mary Stewart Mary, Queen of Scots Queen of Scotland (1542–1567) Queen consort of France (1559–1560) Mary Stuart in Literature: • Dumas, Alexandre (1802-1870): Mary Stuart (English) Mary Stuart in Film: Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 Director: Charles Jarrott Starring: Vanessa…

Philippe II Auguste (France)

(1165–1223) King of France (1180–1223) Philippe II Auguste in Film: The Lion in Winter 1968 Director: Anthony Harvey Starring: Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn   Born August 21 1165 Paris (France) Died July 14 1223 Mantes (France)

Geoffrey II of Brittany

(1158–1186) Duke of Brittany (1181–1186) 3rd Earl of Richmond (1181–1186) Geoffrey II in Film: The Lion in Winter 1968 Director: Anthony Harvey Starring: Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn   Born September 23 1158 Died August 19 1186 Paris (France) Wife (1181-1186) Constance de Bretagne…