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Portrait of Tsarina Catherine II by Alexei Antropov. Painted some time after the coronation the portrait records the Pauzier crown in its final diamond-encrusted state.

1783 Marie Antoinette holding a rose by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun (Versailles)  This 1783 Vigée-Le Brun work may be the most well-known portrait of Marie-Antoinette. It was quickly painted in an attempt to calm the controversy caused by the "muslin portrait." Vigée-Lebrun painted many copies. Elements of the "muslin portrait" are retained - she wears a hat and holds a rose while wearing a bertha with two flounces and a skirt with two flounces.

Marie Antoinette holding a rose, 1783 by Elisabeth- Louise Vigee-Lebrun (Versailles). Similar to an earlier, controversial portrait of the Queen in a muslin gown, this portrait was created to make the Queen look more royal.

The Empress Dowager Cixi:  was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908.  Was a Concubine who worked her way to Empress. Cunning and cut throat, I have a weird obsession with her. Her ruthlessness is interesting to study.

Empress Dowager Cixi born: died: was probably most powerful woman in China since Empress Wu Zetian of the seventh century Zhou Dynasty. In fact, Cixi may have been even more powerful than Wu Zetian.

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Isabella of Castile from Our Lady of the Fly, attributed to Gerard David, 1520

Isabella of Castile and Aragon Queen of Spain. Married to King Ferdinand, mother of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII first Queen.

Sobekneferu (sometimes written "Neferusobek") was an Egyptian pharaoh of the twelfth dynasty. Her name meant "the beauty of Sobek." She was the daughter of Pharaoh Amenemhat III. Manetho states she also was the sister of Amenemhat IV, but this claim is unproven. Sobekneferu had an older sister named Nefruptah who may have been the intended heir. Neferuptah's name was enclosed in a cartouche and she had her own pyramid at Hawara. Neferuptah died at an early age however.

died: 1458 BC Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful women in the ancient world. She was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and she ruled longer than any other woman in Egyptian history.

On July 17, 1918, Russian Czar Nicholas II and his immediate family were executed by Bolsheviks in the cellar of Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, ending the Romanov dynasty.

Russia has reopened the 1918 murder case of Tsar Nicolas II and his family, the Romanovs. The bones of Russia’s last tsar,

Card No. 1, Czar Nicholas of Russia, from the World War I Scenes series (T121) issued by Sweet Caporal Cigarettes, ca. 1914. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (Burdick 246, T121.1)

Card No. Czar Nicholas of Russia, from the World War I Scenes series issued by Sweet Caporal Cigarettes, ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R.

1903 portrait of TR by John Singer Sargent. You get a sense of his vitality, of his having paused to speak with you, as if you interrupted him on his way to other matters. I love that he's imposing and undaunted, everything invested in his form, but the background looks less finished, less saturated.

The official White House portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt John Singer Sargent Oil on canvas, 1903 The White House, Washington, D.

Alexei Nikolaevich (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич) (12 August 1904 — 17 July 1918) of the House of Romanov, was the Tsesarevich and heir apparent to the throne of the Russian Empire. He was the youngest child and only son of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. Born with haemophilia,He was murdered alongside his parents, four sisters, and three retainers during the Russian Civil War by order of the Bolshevik government.

Alexei Nikolaevich (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич) August 1904 — 17 July of the House of Romanov. Hemophiliac, murdered by the Bolsheviks and Rasputin, a Russian mystic who creeps me out. Scammed the royal family into thinking he could heal Alexei.

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The Octavius was discovered West of Greenland on October Crew members boarded The Octavius and discovered the crew dead and frozen solid. The Captain of the ship was found in his cabin,.

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Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeevna by I. Argunov after Rotari Kuskovo museum) - Portraits of Catherine II of Russia - Wikimedia Commons