The Story of the Greatest Nations: From the Dawn of History to the Twentieth Century; a Comprehensive History, Founded Upon the Leading Authorities, Including a Complete Chronology of the World, and a Pronouncing Vocabulary of Each Nation, Volume 4

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Page 586 - Rhine cities, knowing that they had no mercy to expect at the hands of the nobles, formed a similar league under the lead of Cologne.
Page 701 - KINGS OF PRUSSIA. 1701 — Frederick I. 1713 — Frederick William I. 1740 — Frederick II., the Great. 1786— Frederick William II. 1797— Frederick William III. 1840— Frederick William IV.
Page 665 - You know what you have suffered for these seven years. You know what your sad doom will be if this war do not end in success. Remember your past: remember the Great Elector and the Great Frederick ! Even small nations have fought with great powers in such a cause as this. Remember the heroic Swiss and Netherlanders. This is the last and decisive struggle which we undergo for our existence, our independence, our prosperity. There is no escape for us but an honorable peace or a glorious death. Even...
Page 584 - Ploughshares were beaten intr swords, reaping hooks into lances. Men went everywhere with flint and steel, setting in a blaze whatsoever they found. " In Italy matters were even worse. Enzio was captured by the citizens of Bologna. They refused all ransom for him, and the young man of only twenty-three, said to have been the fairest, brightest, and most brilliant of his brilliant race, languished for twenty two years in a dungeon until he died.
Page 752 - Maximilian II. 1576— Rudolf II. 1612 — Matthias. 1619 — Ferdinand II. • 1637 — Ferdinand III. 1657 — Leopold I. 1705 — Joseph I. 1711— Charles VI.
Page 596 - Every kingdom which is at odds with itself will fall. For its princes are the companions of robbers ; and, therefore, God hath removed the light from their minds. They have become blind leaders of the blind; and with blinded thoughts they commit misdeeds.
Page 701 - Alphonso of Castile. SEPARATE EMPERORS. 1273 — Rudolf of Hapsburg. 1291 — Adolf of Nassau. 1298 — Albert of Hapsburg. 1308 — Henry VII., of Luxemburg. 1314 — Ludwig IV, of Bavaria. LUXEMBURG EMPERORS. 1347— Charles IV. 1378 — Wenzel. 1410 — Sigismund. HAPSBURG EMPERORS. 1438— Albert II. 1440 — Frederick III. 1493 — Maximilian I. 1519 — Charles V. 1558 — Ferdinand I. 1564 — Maximilian II. 1576— Rudolf II. 1612 — Matthias. 1619 — Ferdinand II. 1637 — Ferdinand III....
Page 699 - Austria war against Denmark for Schleswig-Holstein, then quarrel over the duchies. 1866— Most of the German states join Austria in her quarrel against Prussia; war declared; Prussia overwhelms Hanover, Hesse, and Saxony, invades Bohemia, crushes Austria at Koeniggratz (Aug. 3). The Treaty of Prague excludes Austria from German affairs. North German Union formed under Prussia ; Hanover and other states annexed to Prussia. South German Confederation formed. 1870 — France declares war because of...
Page 716 - ... German affairs. One of its Luxemburg kings became Emperor of Germany as Charles IV. Charles is among the most prominent figures in Bohemian history. He was of Sclavic blood on his mother's side, and was much beloved by his Sclavic subjects and very just toward them. You may remember that the Germans called him " the father of Bohemia and the step-father of the empire.
Page 626 - ... years the population of the land is said to have dwindled from fifteen millions to less than five millions. In the Palatinate less than fifty thousand people remained, where there had been five hundred thousand. Whole districts everywhere lay utterly waste, wild, and uninhabited. Men killed themselves to escape starvation, or slew their brothers for a fragment of bread.

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