Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (5 May 1738 – 2 June 1794), Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Member of the Lodge at New-Brandeburg. Adolf Frederick (14 July 1710 – 12 February 1771) King of Sweden from 1751 until his death. Master of a Stockholm lodge and received the title of Protector of Swedish Freemasonry in 1762.
In 1826, their father succeeded as Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha through an exchange of territories after the death of the duke's uncle, Frederick IV, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. There are various accounts of Ernest's childhood. When he was fourteen months old, a servant commented that Ernest "runs around like a weasel.
2 days ago · The statue of John Cass is lead figure designed by Louis-François Roubiliac of the English merchant and Member of Parliament, John Cass (1661–1718). The original statue of 1751 now stands in the Guildhall in London, and a number of copies stand in various places, including a fibreglass replica at the John Cass Institute in Jewry Street, installed in 1998.
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5 days ago · The Holy Crown of Hungary (Hungarian: Szent Korona), also known as the Crown of Saint Stephen, was the coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary for most of its existence; kings have been crowned with it since the twelfth century.