Charles XIV John of Sweden

Charles XIV John or Carl John was King of Sweden and King of Norway from 1818 until his death in 1844. Born in Pau in southern France, Bernadotte joined the French Royal Army in 1780. Following the outbreak of the French Revolution, he exhibited great military talent rising through the ranks and was made a brigadier general by 1794, he served with distinction in Italy and Germany, was Minister of War. His relationship with Napoleon was turbulent. Bernadotte played a significant role in the French victory at Austerlitz, was made Prince of Pontecorvo as a reward. In 1810, Bernadotte was unexpectedly elected the heir-presumptive to the childless King Charles XIII of Sweden, thanks to the advocacy of Baron Carl Otto Mörner, a Swedish courtier and obscure member of the Riksdag of the Estates, he became the de facto regent and head of state. In 1813, following the sudden unprovoked French invasion of Swedish Pomerania, Crown Prince Charles John aligned Sweden with Napoleon's enemies in the Sixth Coalition, wherein he authored the Allied campaign plan, commanded the Allied Army of the North and contributed to the decisive French defeat at Leipzig.

He forced Norway into a union with Sweden. Upon the death of Charles XIII in 1818, Charles John ascended to the throne as the first monarch from the House of Bernadotte, he presided over a period of peace and prosperity, reigned until his death in 1844. Bernadotte was born in Pau, France, as the son of Jean Henri Bernadotte, prosecutor at Pau, his wife Jeanne de Saint-Jean, niece of the Lay Abbot of Sireix; the family name was du Poey, but was changed to Bernadotte – a surname of an ancestress at the beginning of the 17th century. Soon after his birth, Baptiste was added to his name, to distinguish him from his elder brother Jean Évangeliste. Bernadotte himself added Jules to his first names as a tribute to the French Empire under Napoleon I. At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to a local attorney. However, the death of his father when Bernadotte was just 17 stopped the youth from following his father's career. Bernadotte joined the army as a private in the Régiment Royal–La Marine on 3 September 1780, first served in the newly conquered territory of Corsica.

Subsequently, the Régiment stationed in Besançon, Vienne, Marseille and Île de Ré. He reached the rank of sergeant in August 1785 and was nicknamed Sergeant Belle-Jambe, for his smart appearance. In early 1790 he was promoted to Adjudant-Major, the highest rank for noncommissioned officers in the Ancien Régime. Following the outbreak of the French Revolution, his eminent military qualities brought him speedy promotion. Bernadotte’s promotions came both from the esteem of his commanders as well as from his men, it was during this period of rapid advancement that the military qualities he became known for, daring assaults and Gasconades, came to the fore. Of the latter, Bernadotte was gifted in his ability to inspire his men to prodigious feats of valor; as Colonel and commander of the 71st Demi-Brigade, Bernadotte rallied his men, who were retreating in disorder before an Austrian attack, by tearing off his epaulettes, throwing them to the ground before his men and shouting “If you dishonor yourselves by flight, I refuse to remain your colonel!”

Soldiers left the ranks, gathered his epaulettes, pressed them into his hands, formed ranks and reformed the line and counter-attacked. By 1794 he was promoted to brigadier, attached to the Army of Sambre-et-Meuse. After Jourdan's victory at Fleurus, where he distinguished himself with a decisive attack and seizure of key terrain that led to the Austrian retreat, he became a divisional general. Bernadotte played key roles throughout the next 18 months during the three French invasions into Germany. At the Battle of Theiningen, Bernadotte contributed, more than anyone else, to the successful retreat of the French army over the Rhine after its defeat by the Archduke Charles of Austria. At the beginning of 1797 he was ordered by the Directory to march with 20,000 men as reinforcements to Napoleon Bonaparte's army in Italy, his successful crossing of the Alps through the storm in midwinter was praised but coldly received by the Italian Army. Upon receiving insult from Dominique Martin Dupuy, the commander of Milan, Bernadotte was to arrest him for insubordination.

However, Dupuy was a close friend of Louis-Alexandre Berthier and this started a long-lasting feud between Bernadotte and Napoleon's Chief of Staff. He had his first interview with Napoleon in Mantua and was appointed the commander of the 4th division. During the invasion of Friuli and Istria, Bernadotte distinguished himself at the passage of the Tagliamento where he led the vanguard, at the capture of the fortress of Gradisca. After the 18th Fructidor, Napoleon ordered his generals to collect from their respective divisions' addresses in favor of the coup d'état of that day.

Cuenca, Batangas

Cuenca the Municipality of Cuenca, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,783 people. Once a part of San Jose, it became an independent town under the name "Cuenca" in 1876, its main tourist attraction is Mount Macolod. The Patron of Cuenca is the patron of farmers. A celebratory feast is held annually every May 15. Cuenca is located at 13°55′N 121°03′E. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 58.18 square kilometres constituting 1.86% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- total area of Batangas. Cuenca is politically subdivided into 21 barangays. In 1954, Don Juan was constituted as a barrio from the sitios of Lungos ng Parang, Lumampao, Pisa and Lagundian. In the 2015 census, Cuenca had a population of 32,783; the population density was 560 inhabitants per square kilometre

A Man Needs a Woman

A Man Needs a Woman is a 1968 album by James Carr. This would be the last of Carr's albums until his come-back album Take Me to the Limit in 1991. After Carr's death in 2001, Kent Records re-released the album with several bonus tracks in 2003. "A Man Needs a Woman" – 2:49 "Stronger Than Love" – 2:31 "More Love" – 1:59 "You Didn't Know It But You Had Me " – 1:59 "A Woman Is a Man's Best Friend" – 3:33 "I'm a Fool for You" – 2:00 "Life Turned Her That Way " – 2:38 "Gonna Send You Back to Georgia" – 2:17 "The Dark End of the Street" – 2:34 "I Sowed Love and Reaped a Heartache" – 2:27 "You've Got My Mind Messed Up" – 2:27 "A Losing Game" – 2:01 "A Message to Young Lovers" – 2:44 "Let It Happen" – 2:38 "You Gotta Have Soul" – 1:49 "You Hurt So Good" – 2:00 "I Can't Turn You Loose" – 2:08 "Let's Face Facts" – 2:26 "Who's Been Warming My Oven" – 3:19 "Please Your Woman" – 3:43 "Your Love Made a U-Turn" – 2:15 "The Lifetime of a Man" – 2:26 "Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong " – 2:46 "Ring of Fire" – 2:57