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Charles Lewis [Karl Ludwig] (1618–1680), elector palatine of the Rhine, second and eldest surviving son of Frederick V, elector palatine (1596–1632) [see under Elizabeth (1596–1662)], and his wife, Elizabeth Stuart [see Elizabeth (1596–1662)], was born on 1 January 1618 ns in ...

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Charles Lewis (1618–1680) by Johann Baptist de Ruel Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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D'Auvergne, Philippe (bap. 1754, d. 1816), naval officer and claimant to the duchy of Bouillon, was born in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, and baptized at St Helier parish church on 13 November 1754. He was the only surviving child of Charles Dauvergne...

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Eadgyth (c. 911–946), queen of the East Franks, consort of Otto I, was born in Wessex, the daughter of Edward the Elder (870s?–924), king of the Anglo-Saxons, and his second wife, Ælfflæd. She was thus half-sister of Æthelstan, king of England (893/4–939) and ...

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Ernest Augustus, Prince, duke of York and Albany (1674–1728), bishop of Osnabrück, was born in Osnabrück on 7 / 17 September 1674 and named, in German, Ernst August. He was the sixth son and seventh and youngest child of Sophia (1630–1714), later designated heir presumptive to the English throne by the ...

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Prince Frederick, duke of York and Albany (1763–1827) by Sir David Wilkie, 1822–3 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frederick, Prince, duke of York and Albany (1763–1827), army officer and bishop of Osnabrück, was the second son of George III and Queen Charlotte. He was born at St James's Palace, London, on 16 August 1763, and on 27 February 1764 was elected to the bishopric of ...

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Leopold I (1790–1865), king of the Belgians, was born on 16 December 1790 in Coburg, the eighth child and third son of Prince Francis Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750–1806), heir to the German duchy of Coburg, and Augusta Caroline Sophia of Reuss-Ebersdorff (1757–1831). His baptismal names were ...

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Leopold I (1790–1865) by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1840 © Photo RMN