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Pretty Data – Help Wanted 3

Duchess Catherine of Cambridge is in labour! Her royal baby will be the great-great-great-great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, descending directly through monarchs! (Assuming of course that the grandfather Charles will follow Queen Elizabeth, and the father William thereafter.) This baby will be fourth in line to the Commonwealth throne, after Charles, William and the older brother George (b. 2013). This is so exciting, I’ll surely be on royal baby-watch today 😀

Tuck DB printed a colorized version of the 1877 image I shared in my last post. Unfortunately I have (so far) not come across it in very good resolution. Still, it is a nice pice in my royal genealogy research, so I have tried to enlarge and improve the image at least a little bit:

QueenVictoriaFamily_WingsofWhimsy kopi

And although I have found a couple of helpers for my Pretty Data project, I’m still hoping there will be others! I’ve started to divide my material into countries, although the European countries have also changed during the last 200-300 years…

Here is a list I have made of the countries and their sovereigns in 1897 (the time of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee):

COUNTRY Sovereing 1897
Austria-Hungary Emperor Franz Joseph I
Belgium King Leopold II
Bulgaria Prince Ferdinand I
Denmark King Christian IX
Germany Emperor Wilhelm II
Greece King George I
Italy King Umberto I
Liechtenstein Prince Johann II
Luxembourg Grand Duke Adolf
Monaco Prince Albert
Montenegro Prince Nikola
Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina
Portugal (republic from 1910) King Carlos I
Romania King Carol I
Russia Emperor Nicholas II
Serbia (Yugoslavia) King Alexander I
Spain King Alfonso XIII
Sweden & Norway King Oscar II
United Kingdom Queen Victoria
   
OTHER COUNTRIES Sovereign
Norway (independent from 1905) King Haakon VII
France (last French emperor in 1870) Napoleon III
Albania (kingdom from 1928-1939) Zog I

If you read this and think: that is MY country, MY history and I’d like to know more about it too: don’t hesitate to contact me and join this project 🙂 I promise you will learn bunches, have fun, and get access to a unique collection of European Royal Imagery!!! And I’m confident there will be many unforgettable images and a couple of fabulous projects to share here on WoW as a result of this, but please forgive me for being a little absentminded while I work on the research 😛

The files I’m sharing have been altered by me! As such, the files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the folder below to download high quality copies.

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2 thoughts on “Pretty Data – Help Wanted 3

    1. Hiya Beth 🙂 You can write me a comment here, or if you prefer a personal note: in any post, hover the cursor over my avatar (the rose heart cherub) and you will say it says “email me”, just click it and you should be transferred directly to your email program, ready to write me 😀 xoxoxo

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