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The dead “comfortable” Maria Theresa of Austria

By |2018-07-09T23:33:55+00:00July 9th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Maria Theresa of Austria Skillful policy, most honest and intelligent woman in private and public life, Maria Theresa of Austria (1717-1780), Empress of Austria, wife of Francis Stephen of Lorraine and loving mother of well 16 sons, including Marie Antoinette of France and Maria Carolina of Naples (see also: http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10633/storia-moderna/maria-teresa-daustria-madre-amorevole-e-severa-un-aneddoto), nonostante l'indubbia serietà mostrata [...]

Loving Mother Maria Teresa of Austria and Severa: an Anecdote

By |2018-07-05T03:22:27+00:00July 5th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Modern history|

Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria The great Austrian empress Maria Teresa (1717-1780) had from the beloved husband, Francis Stephen of Lorraine well 16 sons and, a differenza di quanto di solito accadeva all'epoca nelle famiglie di così alto lignaggio, si occupò della loro educazione personalmente in modo attento ed assiduo, even modeling it on their personal attitudes, [...]

Catherine the Great died on the Toilet Mug?

By |2018-06-26T21:49:38+00:00June 26th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Modern history|

Portrait of Catherine the Great On the death of Catherine the Great, this la Grande, They circulated immediately uncontrolled gossip in the obscene and laughable (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10610/storia-moderna/caterina-la-grande-un-pettegolezzo-a-luci-rosse-sulla-sua-morte), including the chatter according to which the sovereign had died on the toilet bowl. But was it really so? No, in verità la zarina venne colpita da un ictus [...]

Catherine the Great: Gossip in a “Red lights” on His Death

By |2018-06-24T01:28:06+00:00June 24th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Modern history|

Catherine the Great on horseback Catherine II of Russia, clever enough politically to be remembered as "the big one", He died suddenly at the age of 67 years while, in their rooms, He was busy changing clothes, almost certainly suffered a stroke. The news of the Empress's disappearance was not slow to spread in European courts, giving rise to [...]

Catherine II of Russia “Malata” Sex

By |2018-06-17T22:59:43+00:00June 17th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Portrait of Catherine II of Russia, this "the big one" Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796) It is almost unanimously considered one of the greatest examples of enlightened despotism, as skilled in politics to be passed into history as "the big one" (laws also http://www.pilloledistoria.it/9092/storia-moderna/caterina-russia-la-passione-le-serrature). In private life, however,, women are often involved in unconventional way, not hesitating to [...]

The Height (Exaggerated?) Maria Stuarda: an Anecdote

By |2018-06-16T00:47:06+00:00June 16th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Modern history|

Maria Stuarda. It seems that the height of the queen grazed the six-footer Maria Stuarda, unfortunate Queen of France and Scotland (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/3839/storia-moderna/pittura-storia-maria-stuarda-patibolo), as well as intelligent, cultured and passionate, It was also a very beautiful woman, admired and courted, as can be seen, in effect, portraits and even from the funerary cast of his face. [...]

Mary Queen of Scots and James Son: how Mysteries?

By |2018-06-12T13:46:53+00:00June 12th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Mary Queen of Scots and her husband Lord Darnley Queen of France and Scotland Maria Stuarda (1542-1587) He was an intelligent, passionate woman, but not exactly a model mother. Because? For probably font, or for other reasons that will be impossible to discover. What is certain is that the sovereign had a son, Giacomo, [...]

Exhumation Federico da Montefeltro: the Duke's Disease

By |2018-05-19T05:36:41+00:00May 18th, 2018|Events Characters Politics, News, Modern history|

Federico II da Montefeltro and his son Guidobaldo in a painting The bodies talk, even after centuries and even if poorly preserved, as evidenced, Inter alia, the exhumation of Federico II da Montefeltro (1422-1482), Duke of Urbino, great patron, able politician and courageous leader, one of the leading figures of the fifteenth [...]

Florence at the time of the Medici: the Tavern of the Snail

By |2018-05-17T22:41:20+00:00May 17th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

An ancient image of Florence. In the era Medici, the most famous tavern in the city was to "Snail" The book by Jean-Lucas Dubreton Daily life in Florence at the time of the Medici, It is a precious mine of interesting information on the main aspects of the Florentine daily life in the moment of maximum splendor of the city, that as [...]

At lunch by a Florentine merchant of the '500: the (Rich) Menu

By |2018-05-15T19:48:30+00:00May 15th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Ready for the table. A wealthy Florentine merchant of the Medici era, could afford, generally, very expensive food if we had the chance to be invited to dinner by a '500 Florentine bourgeois, the typical social class, time, merchants, There certainly would be faced with a menu rich and well, more [...]