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Louis I de Bourbon, Prince of Condé
Definition by Stephen M Davis

Louis I de Bourbon, Prince of Condé

Louis I de Bourbon (l. 1530-1569) was a descendant of Louis IX of France (r. 1226-1270) and founder of the House of Condé. The Prince of Condé proved his valor as a Huguenot military leader during the first three French Wars of Religion and...
Sir Thomas More
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535 CE) was a lawyer, scholar, statesman, and Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) who was executed in July 1535 CE for his refusal to endorse Henry's break of the Church in England from the Catholic...
Thomas Wolsey
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York (l. c. 1473-1530 CE) served as Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) from around 1513 CE to 1529 CE. Wolsey rose to become the most powerful man in England after the king, he...
Thomas Cranmer
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer served as the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533 to 1555 CE and was one of the prime architects of the English Reformation during the reigns of Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) and Edward VI of England...
Château de Chenonceau
Definition by Babeth Étiève-Cartwright

Château de Chenonceau

The Château de Chenonceau, picturesquely located astride the river Cher, in the Loire Valley town of Chenonceaux, France is a magnificent Renaissance-style building also known as le "Château des Dames" (the Ladies' Castle). Passing from hand...
Empress Catherine II of Russia
Image by Alexander Roslin

Empress Catherine II of Russia

A portrait of Empress Catherine II of Russia, oil on canvas by Alexander Roslin, 1780s. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Catherine the Great and the Russian Empire, c. 1796
Image by Simeon Netchev

Catherine the Great and the Russian Empire, c. 1796

A map illustrating the state of the Russian Empire, c. 1796, during the reign of Ekaterina II Alekseyevna (born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst), commonly known as Catherine the Great. Longest ruling Russian Empress (1762 – 1796), she continued...
Portrait of Catherine II
Image by Alexey Antropov

Portrait of Catherine II

Portrait of Catherine II, oil on canvas by Alexey Antropov, 18th century. Art Gallery of Tver, Russia.
Tsar Peter III & Catherine the Great
Image by Georg Christoph Grooth

Tsar Peter III & Catherine the Great

A Portrait of Tsar Peter III and his wife, the future Catherine the Great, oil on canvas by Georg Christoph Grooth, c. 1745. Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Odesa, Ukraine.
Catherine de' Medici and Her Children
Image by Workshop of François Clouet

Catherine de' Medici and Her Children

Catherine de' Medici and Her Children, oil on canvas by the workshop of François Clouet, 1561.
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