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Maria Luisa of Spain

Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Grand Duchess of Tuscany as the spouse of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. Maria Luisa was born in Portici, in Campania, the site of the summer palace of her parents, King Charles, King of Naples and Sicily and Maria Amalia of Saxony, she was the fifth daughter, second surviving child, of her parents. Her father, the future Charles III of Spain, had become King of Naples and Sicily in 1735 after its occupation by the Spanish in the War of Polish Succession. After her father became King of Spain at the death of her half-uncle, Ferdinand VI of Spain, in 1759, she became known as Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain, she moved with her family to Spain. Maria Luisa was intended to marry the future Emperor Joseph II, but this was stopped by the discontent of Louis XV of France, who instead wished for Joseph to marry his granddaughter, Isabella of Parma. On 16 February 1764 she was married by proxy at Madrid to Leopold, the second son of Empress Maria Theresa I, Holy Roman Empress and Francis, Duke of Lorraine, the heir apparent to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Before her marriage, she was made to renounce her rights to the throne of Spain upon the wish of her father. After her wedding by proxy, she traveled to Austria by way of Barcelona and Bolzano; the next year, on 5 August, she married him in person at Innsbruck. Only a few days the death of Emperor Francis made Maria Luisa's husband the new Grand Duke of Tuscany, the newly married couple moved to Florence, where they would live for the next twenty-five years; the couple arrived to Florence 13 September 1765. They were settled in the Palazzo Pitti. By the time of her wedding, Maria Luisa was described as a blue-eyed beauty with a vivid charm and simple and with a disposition to be generous and kind, her natural warm friendliness was said to have contrasted to the somewhat cold nature of Leopold. By her strict Catholic upbringing, Maria Luisa was raised to endure any hardship of pregnancy and marriage without complaint, a role she fulfilled during her marriage; the relationship between Maria Luisa and Leopold has been described as happy, Maria Luisa as a supporting and loyal wife.

She accepted the infidelities of her spouse without complaints: among his most known lovers were Lady Anna Gore Cowper, another was the ballerina Livia Raimondi, with whom he had a son, Luigi von Grün, gave her own palace at Piazza San Marco. As Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Maria Luisa made herself appreciated the first year in Florence, during the famine of 1765, when she provided the poor and needing with food and medical aid, she was referred to as an ideal "model of feminine virtue", she was never crowned as Grand Duchess, though she was present at the coronation of Leopold in July 1768. She accompanied her consort and her sister-in-law, Maria Carolina of Austria, at the latter's marriage to her brother, the King of Naples: the couple remained there for the summer of 1768. In 1770, she accompanied Leopold on his visit to Vienna. Maria Luisa and Leopold neither enjoyed formal occasions and participated in representation or indeed upheld much of a ceremonial court life at all. Maria Luisa and her spouse gave their children a free upbringing, away from any formal court life, took them on trips to the country side and the coast.

She remained unknown in the local aristocracy, restricted her private social life to a small circle of friends. In 1790, on the death of Leopold's childless brother, Joseph II, Maria Luisa's husband inherited the Habsburg lands in Central Europe, was shortly thereafter elected Holy Roman Emperor. Taking the name of Leopold II, the new Emperor moved his family to Vienna, where Maria Luisa took on the role of imperial consort, being the penultimate one and the last to have had held the title until her husband's death. Leopold died scarcely two years on 1 March 1792. Maria Luisa followed her husband to the grave in less than three months, not living long enough to see her eldest son Francis elected as the last Holy Roman Emperor, she was buried next to her husband in the Capuchin Crypt. Her urn is located in the Loreto Chapel of the Vienna Augustinerkirche, her entrails in the Ducal Crypt. Maria Luisa is one of those 41 people who received a "Separated Funeral" with a division of the body into all three traditional Viennese burial places of the Habsburgs.

Mozart's opera La clemenza di Tito was commissioned by the Estates of Bohemia as part of the festivities that accompanied the coronation of Maria Luisa and her husband Leopold as king and queen of Bohemia in Prague on 6 September 1791. In musical circles, Maria Luisa is famous for her putative denigration of Mozart's opera, which she dismissed as "una porcheria tedesca", however no claim that she made this remark pre-dates the publication in 1871 of Alfred Meissner's Rococo-Bilder: nach Aufzeichnungen meines Grossvaters, a collection of stories about cultural and political life in Prague in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Maria Theresa of Austria had issue. Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor had issue.

Steven Pasquale

Steven Pasquale is an American actor of stage and television. He is best known for his role as the New York City Firefighter/First Responder Sean Garrity in the series Rescue Me, he made his debut on the HBO series Six Feet Under. He starred in the film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Pasquale was born in Pennsylvania, he attended the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University as a theatre major for one semester, before moving to New York. He has starred in numerous theatre productions, he created the role of Fabrizio in the original Seattle cast of The Light in the Piazza, but his work on Rescue Me prevented him from reprising the role on Broadway. He said, "That was the most heartbreaking thing that I've experienced professionally." He played the role of Sheriff Joe Sutter in the musical The Spitfire Grill, where he introduced the song "Forest For the Trees". He had the lead role of Chris in the 1998 American tour of Miss Saigon. In 2002, he played Robbie Faye in the New York production of A Man of No Importance and Archibald Craven at the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation's concert of The Secret Garden, alongside Michael Arden, Jaclyn Nedenthal, Will Chase, Max von Essen, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti, whom he married.

In April 2009, the record label PS Classics released Pasquale's first album, Somethin' Like Love, a jazz album produced by Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli. He launched his official website in February 2009 and starred in the Broadway play reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute. In 2011, Pasquale played the lead role of Paul Keller on the Fox Television Studios pilot Over/Under; the pilot was rejected in 2012 but aired on the USA Network on January 4, 2013. He starred in the U. S. miniseries Coma. He was the lead actor for the NBC series Do No Harm, which premiered on January 31, 2013 to the lowest debut rating in the history of prime-time television. In 2013, Pasquale starred in The Bridges of Madison County at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, alongside Kelli O'Hara, he starred in the Broadway production of the musical at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre beginning in late January 2014, with Kelli O'Hara replacing Shaddow. He had worked with O'Hara in 2013, in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg and Scott Frankel's musical Far from Heaven, in which he portrayed Frank Whitaker.

In 2014, Pasquale guest starred in Season 6, episode 4 of the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife, as Alicia Florrick's campaign manager Jonathan Elfman. He starred in Lyric Opera of Chicago's musical Carousel, alongside Laura Osnes, which closed May 3, 2015. In 2016, he portrayed Mark Fuhrman in the FX limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson, he received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for portraying Jamie Lockhart in the 2016 revival of The Robber Bridegroom, at the Roundabout Theater Company. Pasquale was married to actress Laura Benanti from 2007 to 2013. In February 2016, he became engaged to singer Phillipa Soo. Steven Pasquale on IMDb Steven Pasquale at the Internet Broadway Database Steven Pasquale at the Internet Off-Broadway Database

George Robert Waterhouse

George Robert Waterhouse was an English naturalist. He was a keeper at the department of geology and curator of the Zoological Society of London's museum. George was born in Somers Town to James Edward Mary Newman, his father was an amateur entomologist. He was the brother of Frederick George Waterhouse, who became a zoologist. George went to school near Brussels, he worked as an apprentice to an architect. Part of the work was in designing the garden of Charles Knight in the Vale of Health and the ornamentation for St. Dunstan's Church. George became interested in entomology through his father and he founded the Entomological Society of London along with Frederick William Hope in 1833 with himself as honorary curator, he became its president in 1849–50. He wrote articles for Knight's Penny Cyclopædia; the Royal Institution at Liverpool appointed him curator of its museum in 1835 and he exchanged this in 1836 for a position at the Zoological Society of London. His early work was on cataloguing the mammals at the museum and although he completed the work the next year, it was not published as he had not followed the quinary system of that time.

He was invited to join Charles Darwin on the voyage of the Beagle but he declined it. On Darwin's return, the collection of mammals and beetles was entrusted to him. In November 1843 he became an assistant in the mineralogical department of the British Museum of Natural History, he became keeper in 1851 upon the death of Charles Konig and held the position until his retirement in 1880. He was married to Elizabeth Ann, daughter of musician G. L. J. Griesbach of Windsor, on 21 December 1834, he died at Putney on 21 January 1888. Waterhouse was the author of A natural history of the Mammalia; the work was begun in 1844 was done as the original French publisher M. Hippolyte Baillière was unable to take it up; the two volumes covered the rodents. The famous Archaeopteryx specimen was acquired. Amongst the numerous species he described are the numbat, the Syrian or golden hamster, he assisted Louis Agassiz with his Nomenclator Zoologicus.. Charles Darwin, The Zoology of the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle during the years 1832-1836.

Part II: Mammalia, London: Smith, Elder & Co, retrieved 19 October 2017. "Descriptions of Colepterous Insects collected by Charles Darwin, Esq. in the Galapagos Islands", Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 16: 19–41, retrieved 10 March 2013. A Natural History of the Mammalia, Vol I: Marsupiata, or Pouched Animals, London: Hippolyte Bailliere, retrieved 10 March 2013. A Natural History of the Mammalia, Vol II: Rodentia, or Gnawing Mammalia, London: Hippolyte Bailliere, retrieved 10 March 2013 Works by or about George Robert Waterhouse at Internet Archive The natural history of marsupialia or pouched animals Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900


The Royal Family of Al-Sulaim is the dynasty that has sat on the throne of Unaizah in Saudi Arabia since 1817. They became the rulers. Prince Yahia continued to govern the state until he was killed in the battle of Bag’a with bin Al Rashid of Ha'il. Prince Zamil al-Sulaim One of the most prominent leaders of his time, revered for his impressive and fearless warfare skills, was known among the Bedouin tribes as Alexander of the desert, it is in his time the great Charles Montagu Doughty visited Unaizah and wrote about the city in his book Travels in Arabia Deserta. The prince and the "rightful Heir" to Unaizah throne Abdulaziz Abdullah al-Sulaim became famous when he re-captured the Unizah after it was lost in the aftermath of the al-Mulaida war between bin Rashid and the people of Qasim, his most important achievement was signing a treaty with king Abdulaziz that gave Al-Sulaim total sovereignty over the city of Unaizah. Alyahya Sebastian Maisel and John S. Shoup, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today: A-J ISBN 0-313-34442-6 ISBN 978-0-313-34442-8

Fahem Ouslati

Fahem Ouslati is an Algerian footballer, playing for Olympique Noisy-le-Sec in the Championnat de France amateur 2. After a breakout season with CR Belouizdad in 2004/2005, he was involved in a transfer dispute between his club and JS Kabylie after signing a contract with both clubs, he was declared a JS Kabylie player but was suspended for 6 months by the Algerian FA. He failed to make an impact with the team and signed with MO Béjaïa in 2007, he has been capped for Algeria at the junior level, including playing at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almeria and the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Won the Algerian league once with JS Kabylie in 2006 Profile

Robert Harland

Robert "Bob" Harland, is an American actor whose principal work was performed on television in the late 1950s and 1960s. He appeared as a regular in the role of the young investigator Jack Flood on ABC's Target: The Corruptors!, co-starring with Stephen McNally as the syndicated newspaper columnist Paul Marino. In 1934, Harland was born in Chester, Delaware County, United States, his parents, of Lithuanian descent, were Frank Yurgatis, a longshoreman, Gabler Yurgatis. Harland and his wife, the former Jane Earle, have two children born in Chester, a daughter in 1957, a son, Robert "Bob" Yurgatis. Prior to Target: The Corruptors! Harland had appeared in a recurring role as Deputy Billy Lordan on NBC's Law of the Plainsman with Michael Ansara and Gina Gillespie. Among the episodes in which Harland appeared were "Trojan Horse", "Amnesty", "Rabbit's Fang", "A Question of Courage", "The Comet", "The Rawhiders", "Common Ground". Harland's first acting appearance occurred 1958 in the role of Hank Moore in the film, As Young As We Are.

Pippa Scott plays a new high school teacher who falls in love with Harland, who turns out to be a student though Harland was about a year older than Scott at the time. Harland starred in one of the final episodes of CBS's The Millionaire fantasy drama series with Marvin Miller, his other early work was on westerns, including appearances as Andy Forrest in the episode "A Case of Slow" on ABC's Black Saddle with Peter Breck. On October 11, 1960, Harland and Gigi Perreau, cast as Lin and Sara Lou Proctor, play a young couple from the East who has eloped and is headed west in the second episode, "The Land Beyond", of ABC's Stagecoach West, with Wayne Rogers and Robert Bray. A mysterious stranger named. Harland appeared on November 3, 1960 as Mike Duane in the episode "Shorty" of NBC's The Outlaws with Barton MacLane and Don Collier, he starred in three episodes, all in 1960, on CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater': as Jack Hoyt in "Knife of Hate" with Lloyd Nolan as Dr. Elisha Pittman and Susan Oliver, as Dr. Pittman's daughter.

He appeared in 1961 as Corporal Clay Taylor in an episode of NBC's Wagon Train, as Phil Davies in "The Convict's Revenge" episode of ABC's The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp with Hugh O'Brian. After 1962, Harland's work was in dramas, such as ABC's Ben Casey with Vince Edwards and three times on CBS's Perry Mason with Raymond Burr; those episodes included the role of Kenneth L. "Ken" Judson in "The Case of the Greek Goddess", as Todd in "The Case of the Badgered Brother", as title character and defendant Bill Jarvis in "The Case of the Bullied Bowler". In 1961, Harland guest starred with Gloria Talbott in the episode "Terror in the Afternoon" of the syndicated crime drama The Brothers Brannagan. In 1964, he played the character Hal Jackson in the episode "Have Library, Will Travel" on the CBS sitcom, Petticoat Junction. In 1967, he guest-starred as agent MacGregor in the episode "The Gray Passenger" of the ABC crime series, The F. B. I. starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. After a seven-year absence from the screen, Harland in 1973–1974 appeared seven times as Sergeant Older in ABC's dramatic series, The Rookies in episodes entitled "Walk a Tightrope", "Rolling Thunder", "Eyewitness", "A Matter of Justice".

He wrote two episodes in 1973 for The Rookies: "Margin for Error" and "Easy Money". In 1988, after a 14-year absence from the screen, Harland made his last four television appearances, three times as James Rayford in the ABC night-time soap opera Dynasty. In 1997, Harland's last film role was as Bob Potter in The Rest of My Life. While not acting, Harland was employed for many years at the Budweiser plant in Van Nuys, California, his son, worked at the plant too for thirty-one years before he retired in 2009. Robert Harland on IMDb