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Mary the Rich, Duchess of Burgundy and Maximilian of Habsburg.

Mary the Rich, Duchess of Burgundy and Maximilian of Habsburg.

Hans Lippershey applied for the first patent for a refracting telescope in 1608. He was a Dutch spectacle maker. How Lippershey came up with the idea to invent the telescope we will never know for sure but I for one am grateful for his contribution to astronomy.

Hans Lippershey applied for the first patent for a refracting telescope in 1608. He was a Dutch spectacle maker. How Lippershey came up with the idea to invent the telescope we will never know for sure but I for one am grateful for his contribution to astronomy.

Her Only Crime Was Her Attachment To The Queen - Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites

Her Only Crime Was Her Attachment To The Queen - Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites

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Mary of February 1457 – 27 March Duchess of Burgundy - Marriage of Mary of Burgundy and Maximilian of Austria

Philippa of Guelders, Duchess of Lorraine; Philippa of Guelders, Duchess of Lorraine was the great-grandmother of Marie Queen of Scots: http://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2012/09/16/philippa-of-guelders-duchess-of-lorraine/

Philippa of Guelders was born on November Her father was Adolf of Egmond, Duke of Guelders and Count of Zutphen and her mother was Catharine of Bourbon. Philippa had a twin brother Charles…

Portrait of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy by Peter Paul Rubens

Portrait of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy by Peter Paul Rubens

Grand Duchess Leonida of Russia - Telegraph

Grand Duchess Leonida of Russia

Grand Duchess Leonida of Russia - Telegraph

Tomb effigy Anne de Bourgogne,Duchess of Bedford

Reinette: Valois Princesses Anne de Bourgogne,Duchess of Bedford of John the Fearless,Duc de Bourgogne from the House of Valois-Burgundy and Margaret of Bavaria,effigy on her tomb by Guillaume de Veluten

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