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Leopold I, King of the Belgians (detail), after George Dawe, 1844-50. Oil on canvas.

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes: “Leopold I of Belgium- Turned down both a high ranking position in Napoleon’s Army and, also, the King of Greece. Later decided to be King of Belgium. And he’s amazingly attractive. Like, ridiculously so.

Leopold I (Léopold Georges Chrétien Frédéric; German: Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich;  1790 –  1865) was from 21 July 1831 the first King of the Belgians, following Belgium's independence from the Netherlands. He was the founder of the Belgian line of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His children included Leopold II of Belgium & Carlota of Mexico, Empress-Consort of Maximilian I of Mexico. He was a maternal uncle & adviser of Queen Victoria.

Leopold I of Belgium Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

HRH Prince George Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Fusiliers (1937–1942)

HRH Prince George Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Fusiliers

George VI (1895–1952) 1938 (HMS Excellent) by Francis Edwin Hodge (1883-1949)

George VI became king after the abdication of his brother, Edward. He led Britain through the Second World War.

Posthumous portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm I by Emil Hünten, 1891

deutschemark: “ Posthumous portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm I by Emil Hünten - oil on canvas - 1891 ”

Casimir III the Great was the only Polish King to receive the title of “Great”. He built extensively during his reign, and reformed the Polish army along with the country’s civil and criminal laws, 1333–1370. Casimir inherited a kingdom weakened by...

Casimir III the Great (Polish: Kazimierz III Wielki) April 1310 – 5 November who reigned in was the last King of Poland from the Piast dynasty, the son of King Władysław I the Elbow-high and Duchess Hedwig of Kalisz.

Leopold I, King of Belgium.    Who can resist a dashing soldier?   HOW TO DECEIVE A DUKE by Lecia Cornwall 27/11/12

(Empress Charlotte Father) Leopold I, King of Belgium.

byxor nationella dräkten

"National uniform" of Sweden

Henri IV, roi de France et de Navarre

Pecadils: row of small, square flaps just below the waist of a doublet

King George V (1865–1936)-  by Isaac Snowman

King George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) Jun Jan UK Painting by Isaac Snowman. Child of King Edward VII (Albert Edward) UK & wife Princess Alexandra Denmark. Husband 1893 of Princess Mary “May” May Mar Teck, Germany.

╰⊰✿Portrait of Bonaparte wearing his Consular sword made by Nitot, by Antoine Gros, 1802.✿⊱╮

1802 portrait of Bonaparte wearing his Consular sword made by Nitot, by Antoine Gros

'Portrait of Henry IV of Saxony (1473-1541),' (1514), by German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). Oil on panel, 72.6 x 32.5 in. collection: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden. source: wikimedia. via my ear trumpet

CRANACH, Lucas the Elder Portraits of Henry the Pious, Duke of Saxony - 1514 - Oil on canvas transferred from wood, 184 x cm each - Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

William Richard Rumbold by George Romney

William Richard Rumbold by George Romney

Michel Ney (1769-1815) ‘s Imperial Marshal ceremonial attire, ca. 1804

[ Michel Ney ‘s Imperial Marshal ceremonial attire

George as Prince of Wales (later King George V), 1902

George as Prince of Wales (later King George V), 1902

PARADE JACKET OF" COLONEL AIDE DE CAMPS DU MARECHAL BERTHIER"

Parade jacket of" colonel aide de camps du marechal Berthier"

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