Elizabeth Carey, Lady Berkeley
Elizabeth, Lady Berkeley (née Carey; 24 May 1576 – 23 April 1635), was an English courtier and arts patroness, the only child of George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, and Elizabeth Spencer.She was the dedi...
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (12 April 1550 – 24 June 1604), was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era. Oxford was heir to the second oldest earldom in the kingdom,...
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Josef Kalasanz von Erberg
Josef Kalasanz Freiherr von Erberg (Slovene: Jožef Kalasanc baron Erberg or Josip Kalasanc baron Erberg) (27 August 1771 – 10 July 1843) was a Carniolan botanist, cultural historian, collector, an...
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Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara
Alfonso II d'Este (22 November 1533 – 27 October 1597) was Duke of Ferrara from 1559 to 1597. He was a member of the House of Este.
He was the elder son of Ercole II d'Este and Renée de France, t...
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William IX, Duke of Aquitaine
William IX (Occitan: Guilhèm de Peitieus; French: Guillaume de Poitiers) (22 October 1071 – 10 February 1126), called the Troubador, was the Duke of Aquitaine and Gascony and Count of Poitou (...
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Friedrich Justin Bertuch
Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (30 September 1747 – 3 April 1822) was a German publisher and patron of the arts. He co-founded the Fürstliche freie Zeichenschule Weimar with the painter Georg Melchio...
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Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship
The Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship holds that Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays and poems traditionally attributed to William Shakespeare. Though most literary scholars ...
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Augusta, Lady Gregory
Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852 – 22 May 1932), born Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn, she co-...
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Gaius Maecenas
Gaius Cilnius Maecenas (/maɪˈsiːnəs/; 15 April 68 BC – 8 BC) was an ally, friend and political advisor to Octavian (who was to become the first Emperor of Rome as Caesar Augustus) as well as an ...
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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine (French: Aliénor/Éléonore; 1122 or 1124 – 1 April 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in western Europe during the High Middle Ages and a member of th...
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The Laird o Logie
The Laird O Logie or The Laird Of Logie is Child ballad number 182.
Young Logie (or Ochiltrie) is imprisoned, to hang. May Margaret comes to court to plead for his life. She is unable to win a p...
King Alfred's Tower
King Alfred's Tower, also known as The Folly of King Alfred the Great or Stourton Tower, is a folly tower. It is in the parish of Brewham in the English county of Somerset, and was built as part of th...
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George Berkeley, 8th Baron Berkeley
George Berkeley, 8th Baron Berkeley (1601 – 10 August 1658) was a seventeenth-century English nobleman and a prominent patron of literature in his generation.
George Berkeley, baptized 26 October ...
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Constantine VII
Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos or Porphyrogenitus, "the Purple-born" (that is, born in the imperial bed chambers; Greek: Κωνσταντῖνος Ζ΄ Πορφυρογέννητος, Kōnstantinos VII Porphyrogennē...
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Akiba Lehren
Akiba Mozes Lehren (July 30, 1795 in The Hague – November 19, 1876 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch banker and communal worker, younger brother of Ẓebi Hirsch Lehren and Jacob Meïr Lehren.He was president of...
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Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam
Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam (1 August 1745 – 4 February 1816) was an Irish Viscount in the FitzWilliam family who was a benefactor and musical antiquarian. He founded the Fitzwilliam...
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William X, Duke of Aquitaine
William X (1099 – 9 April 1137), called the Saint, was Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, and Count of Poitou (as William VIII) from 1126 to 1137. He was the son of William IX by his second wife, Phi...
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Piccarda Bueri
Piccarda Bueri (1368–1433) was an Italian noblewoman of the Renaissance.
She was the daughter of Edoardo Bueri, a member of a family of ancient lineage from Florence with economic interests in oth...
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Saray Mulk Khanum
Saray Mulk Khanum (c. 1343 – 1406) was the Great (or Grand) Empress of the Timurid Empire as the chief consort of Timur, also known as Tamerlane the Great, the founder of the Timurid Empire as well as...
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Louise Crane
Louise Crane (1913–1997), a prominent American philanthropist. Crane was a friend to some of New York’s leading literary figures, including Tennessee Williams and Marianne Moore. Crane's father was Wi...
Giovanna d'Aragona
Giovanna d'Aragona (1502–1575) was a patron of the arts, printers and religious reform in Naples during the Renaissance.
She was the oldest daughter of Duke Ferdinando of Malteno and Castellana de...
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Broder Knudtzon
Broder Lysholm Knudtzon (5 October 1788 – 20 March 1864) was a Norwegian merchant, politician and benefactor. Born into one of Trondheim's wealthiest mercantile families, he travelled t...
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Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick II (26 December 1194 – 13 December 1250), was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages and head of the House of Hohenstaufen. His political and cultural ambitions, ba...
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Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus
Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus (64 BC – 8 AD) was a Roman general, author and patron of literature and art.
Corvinus was the son of the politician who served as a consul in 61 BC, Marcus Valeri...
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Lorenzo de' Medici
Lorenzo de' Medici (1 January 1449 – 9 April 1492) was an Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance. Known as Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenz...
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Union of the Crowns
The Union of the Crowns (Scottish Gaelic: Aonadh nan Crùintean; Scots: Union o the Crouns) was the accession of James VI, King of Scots, to the thrones of England and Ireland, and the conseque...
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Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester
Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester, 1st Earl of Pembroke, KG (3 October 1390 – 23 February 1447), was "son, brother and uncle of kings", being the fourth and youngest son of King Henry IV o...
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Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua
Francesco II (or IV) Gonzaga ((1466-08-10)10 August 1466 – 29 March 1519(1519-03-29)) was the ruler of the Italian city of Mantua from 1484 until his death.
Gonzaga was born in Mantua, the son of ...
The Proverbs of Alfred
The Proverbs of Alfred is a collection of early Middle English sayings ascribed to King Alfred the Great (called "England's darling"), said to have been uttered at an assembly in Seaford, East Sussex....