Posts tagged ‘kings’

Peter the Great taxed people for growing beards

Modern Russia started with the rule of Peter the Great. He realized that Russia should be westernized to ensure its independence. Already […]

02/07/2010. Category: famous. Tags: , ,

Emperor of the United States

Emperor Norton of the United States was born to John and Sarah Norton in London on February 14, 1819. His parents immigrated […]

02/06/2010. Category: famous. Tags: , ,

Many kings were just plain mad

Caligula of Rome had his father, mother and two brothers killed to become emperor. Nero had his mother and first wife killed. […]

02/06/2010. Category: famous. Tags:

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