Person    | Male  Born 8/9/1157  Died 6/4/1199

King Richard I

Categories: Royalty

Countries: Cyprus, France, Israel/Palestine

Richard the Lionheart.  Born Oxford, son of Henry II. King of England 6 July 1189 - death. Also ruled parts of France. More French than English, he spent much of his live in Southern Europe, mainly at his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine's court in Poitiers or at his own castle,Chateau Gaillard, on the Seine. Spent years on Crusade in Cyprus and the Holy Land, described by the Arab history writers as a brave and terrifying warrior. The Royal Arms of England is his coat of arms unaltered. Died in Aquitaine. Succeeded by his brother John.  From 1948 on there have been suggestions of Richard's homosexuality, based on him living apart from his wife and having no children. He was also very good at composing and singing ballads.

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King Richard I

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Richard I statue

This bronze statue is considered Marochetti's finest. It was first exhibited ...

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Whitehall Palace

Whitehall Palace

The palace covered the area approximately bounded by (clockwise) Northumberland Avenue, Victoria Embankment, Derby Gate, Downing Street, Horse Guards Road, The Mall.  The area was already a centre ...

Building, Property, Royalty

1 memorial
Theodore, King of Corsica

Theodore, King of Corsica

Adventurer and king. Born Theodor Stephan Freiherr von Neuhoff in Cologne, Germany or Metz, France depending on source. He served in the French army and Swedish diplomatic service and became chargé...

Person, Royalty, Corsica, France, Germany, Sweden

1 memorial
Victoria, Duchess of Kent

Victoria, Duchess of Kent

Born Coberg. Mother of Queen Victoria. Her first marriage to Prince of Leiningen produced two children. Widowed, she married again in 1818 to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent at Coburg, (and again at Ke...

Person, Royalty

1 memorial
King William III (of Orange)

King William III (of Orange)

Son of William II, Prince of Orange, and Mary Stuart (daughter of Charles I). Born in The Hague. Married another grandchild of Charles I, Mary II (daughter of James II). William was formally invite...

Person, Race Issues, Royalty, Seriously Famous, Netherlands

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