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HISTORY MEME | 1/10 moments: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland.
The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest and most beloved Monarchs. And for another, the aforementioned lady was crowned not as Queen of Poland (as would be expected considering her gender) but as King.
There is no humorous tale of a mix-up: the decision was made for quite practical reasons. Polish law was very specific that the ruler had to be King – but it did not state the King had to be a male. And so instead of re-writing the law and to emphasise the fact Jadwiga was a ruler in her own right, it was decided she should be crowned as Hedvig Rex Poloniæ (Hedwig, King of Poland) and not Hedvig Regina Poloniæ (Hedwig, Queen of Poland).
Who built the seven gates of Thebes?
The books are filled with names of kings.
Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone?
And Babylon, so many times destroyed.
Who built the city up each time? In which of Lima’s houses,
That city glittering with gold, lived those…
history meme: 03/09 kings/queens | Clovis I
Clovis (c. 466 – c. 511) is considered as the first King of what will become France.
On his 16th birthday, after his father’s death, Clovis became King of the tribe of the Salian Franks but immediately set out to consolidate his position among the other various Frankish tribes. By 486, he had significantly expanded his own kingdom by defeating rival tribes and annexing neighboring domains and principalities. By the age of 21, he was a force to be reckoned with, and he was soon planning even more ambitious projects. In 486, he defeated the last Roman governor of Gaul, and captured his capital at Soissons. By uniting all of the Frankish tribes under one ruler, he changed the form of leadership from a group of royal chieftains to rule by a single king and ensuring that the kingship was passed down to his heirs. He is the founder of the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled for the next two centuries. Because of his conversion to the Roman Catholic faith, France —or the precursor of modern France— became the first nation to enter catholicism (since then, France is known as “the Eldest Daughter of the Church”) and it ensured him of the support of the Catholic Gallo-Roman aristocracy in his later campaign against the Visigoths, which drove them from southern Europe to expand his Kingdom. By the time Clovis died in 511 at the age of 45, his “Holy Roman Empire” encompassed nearly all of modern France and Germany.
Acabo de descubrir que Martin Cortés el Mestizo pudo haber luchado en la Rebelion de Alpujarras donde tambien lucho el Inca Garcilaso de Vega….
Dos de los primeros mestizos + Don Juan de Austria + Rebelion de Alpujarras
NECESITO UNA PELICULA DE ELLOS CONVERSANDO Y SIENDO MESTIZOS Y ESPAÑOLES
Like Martín Cortés habia sido exiliado a España de por vida despues de que al descocado de su hermanito menor hiciera uan quasi rebelion contra la corona y el Inca era joven aun y bitter y pobre y …
I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616) with whom I don’t always agree but man does he know how to write.
"We, children of Spanish men and Indian women, or Indian men and Spanish women, are called mestizos, as to say we are a mix between both nations; it [this name] was imposed by the first Spanish that had children in the Indies; and as it was imposed by our fathers and for its meaning I call myself that,with pride, and I feel honored by it. Even if in the Indies if you tell one them one —you are a mestizo — they take it for scorn.
being goth isn’t about the clothes or the music it’s about ravaging the Balkan Peninsula and Anatolia as far as Cyprus, then sacking Athens, Byzantium, and Sparta.
A : France
B : 1. British Empire; 2. USA; 3. Italy; 4. Belgium; 5. Serbia and Montenegro
C : 6. Poland; 7. Roumania; 8. Greece; 9. Japan; 10. Portugal; 11. Russia
D : 12. Germany; 13. Austria-Hungary; 14. Bulgaria; 15. Turkey