Biographies

Elector Arch-Chancellor of the Reich and Philip Charles of Eltz

At the 30.1.1729 died at his residence in Mainz Lothar Franz von Schönborn, Elector-Archbishop of Mainz and the Bishop of Bamberg, next to his uncle, Johann Philipp, the second major Reichserzkanzler from a gender, that for almost three generations of the image “Germany sacred” certain critical. His death was the undisputed right of the cathedral chapter to elect a successor to the Mainz Erzstuhl not come into force, But the chapter had been in October 1710 the deceased with the Count Palatine Francis Louis of Neuburg line of a coadjutor to the side[...]



The Life of Field Marshal Count Yorck von Wartenberg

The tradition of family called England as the home of York's. There, the sex flourish in the Earl of Hardwicke, though nothing but the coat of arms bears witness to the old relationship. (Blue St. Andrew's cross in silver shields) As Catholics and loyal supporters of the Stuarts, they had emigrated in the first of which fall under Charles XII of Sweden and gene. came to the Prussian Baltic coast. A marriage was the occasion to change his religion. Therefore probably originates in the proportion of the goods Gustkowski Buetow, after which Yorcks grandfather John[...]



Silesian country people

An excellent book of remembrance, Silesian-born men and women from the time of 1180 to the the Present with a brief outline of the history of Silesia.



Margaret of Parma, Regent of the Netherlands

Just south of Ghent, the town of Oudenaarde, known by the victory, here the 1708 Marlborough and Prince Eugene won over the French. Symbol a mighty castle, the 1385 was built by Philip the Bold. Emperor Charles V. was accompanied here by his court, and pitched his ministers in the war against the French in his Headquarters. So important in political terms, his stay was, but he found leisure to begin a love affair. It is, here it recognized for the first time the passion for a woman.[...]



The charters of the Counts de Lagardie in Tartu University Library

Pontus Lagardie, a noble family in the country sprung from Languedoc, was of his parents were originally intended for the church. But he withdrew from the bondage of life and devoted himself to the war: first in Piedmont under Marshal Brissac, then from 1559 in Scotland in French auxiliaries. After the Treaty of Edinburgh Ponus entered the service of King Frederick II. of Denmark, and after the peace between Denmark and Sweden, he entered Swedish service. Already 1566 He was sent on a diplomatic mission to France.