Elisabeth of France (1764 - 1794)

One step closer to sainthood for Marie-Antoinette’s sister-in-law

Élisabeth of France had just celebrated her 30th birthday when she was removed from the Temple, where she had been imprisoned with her sister-in-law, Marie-Antoinette, Marie-Antoinette’s daughter Marie-Thérèse and son, now King Louis Louis XVII. Only Marie-Thérèse would emerge from the Temple alive. Élisabeth was executed on 10 May 1794 along with 23 others. She reportedly conversed [read more]

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Amélie of Orléans

Burial places of the Queens of Portugal

Amélie of Orléans – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1242 – 1303) – Alcobaça Monastery (Alcobaça, Portugal) Beatrice of Castile (1293–1359) – Lisbon Cathedral (Lisbon, Portugal) Carlota Joaquina of Spain – Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza (Lisbon, Portugal) Dulce of Aragon – Santa Cruz Monastery (Coimbra, Portugal) Eleanor of Aragon – Batalha Monastery (Leiria, Portugal) [read more]

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Anne of Austria 1549 - 1580

The Louvre & Place de la Concorde

The last stop of my day in Paris was the Louvre. The Louvre is a museum now but it began its life as a royal palace and it was Louis XIV who moved the seat of power to Versailles in 1682. Since 1789, it has housed the museum. The Louvre glass Pyramid is now the [read more]

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Anna van den Bergh

Maria of Nassau & Castle Bergh

Maria of Nassau was born on 18 March 1539 as the daughter of William the Rich and Juliana of Stolberg. She was thus the sister of William the Silent. She married William IV van den Bergh on 12 November 1556. They had quite a successful marriage, having 17 children. One child was stillborn. Magdalena van [read more]