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Mohammed Zahir Shah

Mohammed Zahir Shah About The final King of Afghanistan, he reigned from 1933 until 1973. After the monarchy fell to an early 1970s coup orchestrated by his cousin, Mohammed Daoud Khan, he was exiled from his native country for nearly thirty years. Other Informations During his young adulthood years, he studied in France at both …

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Louis XVI

Louis XVI About Late 18th-century French monarch who died at the guillotine during the French Revolution. He supported North American colonists with his 1783 Treaty of Paris, and wished them to free themselves from Great Britain.  Other Informations He became the French Dauphin at age eleven, upon the death of his father from tuberculosis. He …

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Kamehameha I

Kamehameha I About Remembered for conquering and unifying the Hawaiian islands and establishing the Kingdom of Hawaii in the early Nineteenth Century, this historical figure authored a human rights law known as the Kānāwai Māmalahoe and earned the title of Kamehameha the Great. Other Informations After the death of his noble uncle Kalaniʻōpuʻu, he became …

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James V

James V About During the early-to-mid sixteenth century, James V served as King of Scotland. He was the father of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was born less than a week before his death and ascended to the Scottish throne only days after her birth.  Other Informations He was crowned King of Scotland when he …

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Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands About Dutch royal and member of the Houses of House Orange-Nassau and Amsberg who ascended to the throne in 2013. He was born the eldest child of German-born diplomat Claus van Amsberg and Dutch Princess-turned-Queen Beatrix. Other Informations Before being crowned King of the Netherlands, he earned a master’s degree in history …

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James II

James II About King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He is best known for bucking the Anglican establishment by trying to procure religious liberty for English Roman Catholics and Protestant nonconformists.  Other …

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King Zakarine

King Zakarine About The King of Luang Phrabang who had a nine-year reign from 1895 to 1904.  Other Informations He had a private education in his home province of Luang Phrabang. He allowed Laos to be put under the protection of France during his reign. He had seven wives and 14 children in his lifetime. …

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Edward IV of England

Edward IV of England About King of England from 1461 to 1483 who most notably was in charge during the War of the Roses.  Other Informations He had three younger brothers, one of which died with his father at the 1460 Battle of Wakefield. He was overthrown in 1470 and had to flee for his …

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Louis XV

Louis XV About Eighteenth-century French royal. A member of the House of Bourbon, he began his reign as King of France and Navarre in 1715.  Other Informations He succeeded his great grandfather, Louis XIV, as King of France, taking the throne at the age of five. During his reign, he conceded land to Austria and …

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John III Sobieski

John III Sobieski About Remembered for ruling during a stable period in the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, this seventeenth-century regent served from 1674 until 1696 as both Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland. A popular military leader in several battles against the Ottoman Empire, he earned the nickname of the “Lion of …

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Richard III

Richard III About King of England from 1483 to 1485 who had to deal with two rebellions during his reign. He died in battle during the second rebellion and he is the subject of the play Richard III by William Shakespeare. His remains were lost for nearly five centuries until they were found during a …

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John II Of France

John II Of France About King of France who saved his country from the brink of disaster in the 1300s. He had to deal with the Black Death, one of the worst pandemics in human history that killed nearly half the French population, during his reign. Other Informations He was captured in a battle with …