🇱🇺 The Consorts of Luxembourg. The territory of Luxembourg has been a part of the medieval Kingdom of Germany and later The Holy Roman Empire. It gained independence in 1815 under the rule of The House of Orange-Nassau, before switching houses with Nassau-Weilburg in 1890 due to succession crises. It has been a Grand Duchy ever since
1. Adelheid of Anhalt-Dessau. Wife of William, Duke of Nassau. After he lost his throne to the Prussians, they ceased becoming Duke and Duchess. Due to Salic Law in Luxembourg, Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands could not reign in Luxembourg as a personal union like her predecessors. Thus, Duke William was elected to the Grand Duchy’s throne, making Adelheid Grand Duchess
2. Marie Anne of Portugal. The daughter of the exiled King Miguel, Marie Anne brought Catholicism to the Grand Ducal Family. She served as regent for her daughter, Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde
3. Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma. The longest serving consort of Luxembourg, from 1919 till 1964. One of the 24 children of Robert I, Duke of Parma. His wife, Grand Duchess Charlotte was his first-cousin through his mother
4. Princess Josephine of Belgium. The wife of Grand Duke Jean, daughter of Leopold III of Belgium and Astrid of Sweden, born a member of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Dynasty. She was fond of horticulture and was much involved in the social life of Luxembourg throughout her 52 years married to Jean
5. Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista. Born as a member of two bourgeois Cuban families of Spanish descent, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa hailed from Havana. She married the then Prince Henri of Luxembourg in 1981, as of 2018, the couple have five children and four grandchildren
Hey, who's your favorite author/writer?
I've been going to the library lately, it's nice to take a bit and read.
This is Mark Twain, painted in watercolor. Author of Huckleberry Finn and a few more novels. He was a pretty cool guy. Became a writer because he wasn't a great boxer. His first speaking engagement as a humorist, sat in front of the audience and watched them until everyone burst out laughing.
Also, go vote if you're in the U.S.
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"No matter what you want to be when you grow up, you must learn well when you're young, cultivate a good character, and a good health, so that you may succeed in all your future endeavors."
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Benjamin Franklin was instrumental to the American Revolution also renowned for his scientific discoveries in regards to electricity such as the lightning rod, he was a diplomat and an American statesman. ⠀
He had a significant and profound influence in the early development of his nation. In 1776 Franklin was part of a five member committee and drafted the Declaration of Independence. This meant 13 American colonies declared their freedom from British rule. He also played a key role in getting assistance from the French during the American Revolution. ⠀
He was also a leading writer of his time, an inventor of numerous things such as bifocals, played a key role in the establishment of the university of Pennsylvania and was the first united states postmaster general. ⠀
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