Category: History

Elisabeth – A Real Christmas Baby Copryight: Dorotheum, Vienna.
History, Miscellaneous

Elisabeth – A Real Christmas Baby

On Christmas Eve 24 December 1837 at 10.43pm the fourth child of Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria was born in München, Germany. The little girl was christened Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, but was known by her family by the nickname of Sisi. In August 1853 Elisabeth became engaged to her full […]

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The private christenings of the British royals
History, Miscellaneous

The private christenings of the British royals

In contrast to some other monarchies the christenings of the British royals are rather private occasions. They often taken place in royal chapels or even in the palaces and are small, intimate ceremonies with few guests. When possible photographers like to take pictures of the arrival and departure of the parents with their child and […]

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300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein Copyright: Martin Walser/Liechtenstein Marketing
History, Miscellaneous

300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein

On 23 January 1719 a tiny country was born. The state survived and 300 years later is still one of the few monarchies left in the world. Throughout the year (see their anniversary website) there will be a range of events. People are warmly invited to discover Liechtensteins history and natural scenery in person. Early […]

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Poor Otto! A Tragic Accident in 1894 Photo: Pixabay
History, Miscellaneous

Poor Otto! A Tragic Accident in 1894

In the second half of the 19th century a “Grand Tour” was no longer fashionable. Young upper-class European men who had come of age and had enough money, in the 17th and 18th century and even in the early 19th century loved to undertake a “Grand Tour” in search for art and culture and some […]

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