Rosendal Palace (Swedish: Rosendal Slott) is a Swedish castle located at the Djurgården, an island in central Stockholm. It was built between 1823 and 1827 for King Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte King of Sweden. It was intended as an escape from the formalities of court life at the Royal Palace.
Rosendal Palace was largely designed by Fredrik Blom, one of the leading archit...
Ledreborg was built in 1740-1745, by Lensgreve Johan Ludwig Holstein, the then leader of the Danish Chancellery, under Christian VI.
The estate has now been in the hands of the Holstein-Ledreborg family for more than 250 years, and the palace contains a unique collection of furniture and paintings, almost untouched since being founded.
The Battle of White Mountain, November 8, 1620 ("Bílá hora" is White Mountain in Czech) was an early battle in the Thirty Years' War in which an army of 20,000 Bohemians and mercenaries under Christian of Anhalt were routed by 25,000 men of the combined armies of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor under Karel Bonaventura Buquoy and of the Catholic League under Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly at C...
The MiG-21F-13 was also built under licence in China as the Chengdu J-7 or F-7 for export, as well as in Czechoslovakia as the Aero S-106, though the S-106 designation was not used for long; subsequently, the Czech-built units were referred to as "MiG-21F-13" just like the Soviet-built aircraft.
The first fortress to be built when Europeans landed in Cape Town, South Africa. Built in the shape of a five-pointed star, the moat locations and original outline are still visible, though many have been built over.
The opera house of Liège was built in 1818, situated on the location of an old Dominican monastery. It was built with the material of two churches, that were broken down during the French Revolution. It's built in the Italian style. It was inaugurated on the 4th of November 1820.
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Charles XIV & III John, also Carl John, Swedish and Norwegian: Karl Johan (26 January 1763 – 8 March 1844) was King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his death. In his family, he was also the first Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo, in Southern Italy.
He was born Jean Bernadotte, distinguished from a namesake brother by the ...