Eupraxia of Kiev

The Case of Eupraxia of Kiev

Eupraxia of Kiev was born circa 1070 as the daughter of Vsevolod I, Prince of Kiev and his wife, Anna. As with many women from the medieval eastern European Kingdom of Rus’, there is very little information about her, despite the fact that she married a Holy Roman Emperor. There is just one surviving primary source [read more]

Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

The Last Empress – Zita of Bourbon-Parma

Zita of Bourbon-Parma was born on 9 May 1892 in the Reale Villa della Pianore as the daughter of Robert I, Duke of Parma and Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal. She was given the names Zita Maria delle Grazie Adelgonda Micaela Raffaela Gabriella Giuseppina Antonia Luisa Agnese at her baptism on 11 May. She was the fifth child [read more]


Queens Regnant – Rasoherina of Madagascar

Rasoherina was born in 1814 as the daughter of Prince Andriantsalamanandriana and Princess Rafaramanjaka. She married Raharolahy, a statesman when she was young, but they divorced in 1847. That same year, she remarried to Rakoto, the future King Radama II. He succeeded his mother in 1861, and she was crowned as his Queen consort. Just two years later, [read more]