16 hours ago · Charles II of Spain ( Spanish: Carlos II) (6 November 1661 - 1 November 1700), known as The Bewitched ( Spanish: El Hechizado ), was the last Habsburg ruler of the Spanish Empire. Although best remembered for his physical disabilities and the War of the Spanish Succession that followed his death, modern historians argue "both the myth of ...
16 hours ago · When he died in 1137, the princes again aimed to check royal power; accordingly they did not elect Lothair's favoured heir, his son-in-law Henry the Proud of the Welf family, but Conrad III of the Hohenstaufen family, the grandson of Emperor Henry IV and thus a nephew of Emperor Henry V. This led to over a century of strife between the two houses.
3 days ago · The Thirty Years' War was a conflict fought largely within the Holy Roman Empire from 1618 to 1648. Considered one of the most destructive wars in European history, estimates of total deaths caused by the conflict range from 4.5 to 8 million, while some areas of Germany experienced population declines of over 50%.
16 hours ago · The last in the family to be infected with the illness was the fourteen-year-old Elisabeth. Although she recovered, she was badly scarred with pock marks from the illness.  Maria Theresa's losses to smallpox, especially in the epidemic of 1767, were decisive in her sponsoring trials to prevent the illness through inoculation , and ...
Oct 17, 2021 · He escaped from captivity and gathered his troops for one further showdown which took place at Waterloo in 1815. He narrowly lost the battle, thanks to a last-minute intervention by General Blucher of Prussia, which gave the victory to Wellington. After Waterloo, Napoleon was captured and exiled to the island of Elba where he died.
Oct 16, 2021 · February, 1479: News hits the Duke of Burgundy, almost 13, that his intended bride is instead off to marry the Archduke of Austria, and he's deeply upset about it. It isn't even that he isn't to be married yet (he isn't even yet 13), it's that he's been jilted a second time. He's a royal Duke! In line for the French Throne!
Oct 18, 2021 · Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site.