George III

February 21st, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography - (0 Comments)
George III King of UK

George III

George III King of the United Kingdom

George III was king of Great Britain from 25th October 1760 to 29th January 1820 and also king of Ireland from 25th October 1760 until the merging of these two countries on 1st January 1801. After that he was king of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. George III was simultaneously duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion from prince elector to King of Hanover on 12th October 1814. George III was third British monarch of the House of Hanover. But different from his two Hanoverian predecessors because he was born in Britain, spoke only english language as his first language and never visited Hanover.

George III full name was George William Frederick. He was born on 4th June 1738 at Norfolk House, St. James’s Square, London and died on 29th January 1820 at the age of 81 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England and was buried on 16th February 1820 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. George III parents were, father was Frederick (Prince of Wales) and mother was Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.

George III was grown up with healthy, very shy and reserved mentality. He done his education with private tutor and he can read and write in English and German languages. The first British monarch educated in science systematically at the age of eight years old. In his education life, he learned astronomy, mathematics, French, Latin, history, music, geography, commerce, agriculture and constitutional law, along with sporting and social accomplishments like dancing, fencing, and riding.

George III was married to Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg- Strelitz On 8th September 1761 in the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. George III was the most beautiful among honoring monarchs. He was a good family man and gave birth to total 15 children of there 9 sons and 6 daughters. George III devoted to his wife Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Sir Robert Walpole

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography - (0 Comments)

Sir Robert Walpole British Prime Minister

Robert Walpole was the 1st Earl of Orford, Order of the Garter, Order of the Bath and Privy Council of the United Kingdom. He was also known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole. Sir Robert Walpole was a British senior politician who is generally consider as the first prime minister of Great Britain.

Sir Robert Walpole

Sir Robert Walpole

Sir Robert Walpole was born on 26th August 1676 at Houghton, Norfolk, England and Died on 18th March 1745 at the age of 68 in London, Great Britain. He was studied at Cambridge University and in the year of 1701, Robert Walpole elected as a member of parliament for Castle Rising in Norfolk, where his father had elected as MP. Robert became a MP from British party Whig, who was first elected to parliament in 1701. Walpole performed duties during the reigns of George I and George II.

On 30th July 1700, Walpole was married to Catherine Shorter, she was the daughter of John Shorter of Bybrook in Ashford, Kent. She was characterized as “a woman of exquisite beauty and accomplished manners”. They gave birth to 2 daughters and 3 sons. Catherine Shorter expired on 20th August 1737. After her death, Robert Walpole was married to his mistress Maria Skerritt in March 1738. They gave birth to one daughter, name was Maria.

The death of his father in November 1700, it made easier to his political career, as he took his position as MP for Castle Rising in the year of 1701. At the time of general election of 1702 he captured the seat at King’s Lynn. Walpole’s father had been a Whig, a promoter of the 1688 to 1689 ‘Glorious Revolution’ which gave Britain a constitutional monarchy.

Queen Elizabeth II

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography - (0 Comments)
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II is queen of the United Kingdom from 6 February 1952 to present and 15 other Commonwealth realms. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. She was born in 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair which is located in London, UK on 21 April 1926. She became the queen of the United Kingdom at the age of 25. Her parents were George VI, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. She was educated privately at her house only. She committed herself to begin public duties to Auxiliary Territorial Services during the Second World War.

In the year of 1947 she got married with Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. Queen Elizabeth II has four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward and she have 8 grandchildren. She was celebrated many milestones as Queen of the United Kingdom such as Silver jubilee, Golden jubilee, and Diamond Jubilees in the years of 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively.

Queen Elizabeth II was solved so many critical problems. Major events in Elizabeth’s II reign are the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Falklands War, and wars with Iraq and in Afghanistan.

Richard I Lionheart

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography - (0 Comments)
Richard I Lionheart

Richard I Lionheart

Richard I Lionheart of England

Richard I was king of United Kingdom from 6 July 1189 until his death i.e, 6 April 1199 at aged of 41. His full name was Richard I Lionheart and he was born on 8 September 1157 in Oxford. His parents are Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine and he was married Berengaria, who was the daughter of Sancho V of Navarre. Richard I was younger brother of Count William IX of poitiers.

He has own notably political and military skills to do something. However, like his brothers, he done war with his family and connect them in the great rebellion and establish a government against their father in 1173. He was also ruled below areas,

  • Duke of Normandy (as Richard IV)
  • Duke of Aquitaine
  • Duke of Gascony
  • Lord of Cyprus
  • Count of Anjou
  • Count of Maine
  • Count of Nantes
  • Overlord of Brittany

As a king, he has an ambition to club the third Crusade, encouraged by Saladin’s capture of Jerusalem in 1187.

Queen Mary – The Catholic

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography - (0 Comments)
Queen Mary - The Catholic

Queen Mary – The Catholic

Mary I of England

Mary I was queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 to until her death. She was born on 18 February 1516 at palace of Placentia in Greenwich and died on 17 November 1558 at age of 42 in St James’s Palace in London. She was burial at Westminster Abbey, London. Her order on protestants make rivals to give her the name as “Bloody Mary”.

Mary I parents are, father is Henry VIII of England and mother is Catherine of Aragon. She was the only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. In year of 1554, Mary married Philip of Spain and became the queen consort of Habsburg Spain on his attainment in 1556. Mary dethroned Jane successfully, who was ultimately beheaded with her force in East Anglia.

Mary I studied French, Spanish, Greek and learned music, dance at her age of 9 years old. Both Mary I and Philip were come down from legitimate children of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, by Philip first two wives, a relationship which was used to represent Philip as an English king.