Ludwig II of Bavaria

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  • The Private Affairs Of Rulers Have Fascinated Us Since The Beginning Of Civilization

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    The private affairs of rulers have fascinated us since the beginning of civilization. Many people tend to think of historical LGBT figures as being artists, authors, poets, and musicians, but they occupied many powerful positions in government as well. In times where homosexuality could be punishable by execution or torture, keeping these attractions a secret was often a matter of life and death, especially for the monarchs who lived highly publicized lives. Through the discovery of love letters

  • Oedipus Caesar Research Paper

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    Bavaria was founded in the 6th century along the Naab River which was later called the Upper Palatinate. The Bavarian Duke Odilo vassalised the Slavic princes of the eastern areas of Germany. After many conflicts with the Lombards and other tribes, the Duchy was administered by Frankish administers. The 8th Century was a time of change in Bavaria. This was during the time of Christianization and had just begun to spread into Bavaria. Foundations were created and Pope Leo III ended up founding the

  • Wagner: The Artist and Reformer Essay

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    Wagner: The Artist and Reformer Born in 1813 in Leipzig, Germany, Richard (Wilhelm) Wagner was destine to work in the arts. His father died while Wagner was still an infant and his mother, an actress, remarried Ludwig Geyer, an actor, singer, author, portrait painter, and an old friend of her late husband (Henderson, 1923, 3). Wagner would go on to become one of the key figures in the development of the opera. Through his reform, Wagner was largely responsible for altering the course of the opera

  • German Inventions

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    and later to Vienna. Another invention refined in Germany was beer, which is really popular today. Originally thought to be made in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was refined by Dukes Wilhelm IV & Ludwig of Bavaria to have its ingredients of day. On April 23, 1516, Dukes Wilhelm IV & Ludwig of Bavaria passed the “Reinheitsgebot,” or “Purity Law,” that stated that from then on beer could only be made of barley (and the malt made from it), hops and water could be used to make it. This law effectively

  • Nietzsche's Untimely Meditation

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    Over the course of this chapter I will consider a number of themes and aspects of Nietzsche's philosophy. Drawing on my analysis in the previous pages, my aim is to show how Nietzsche's philosophical practice includes the use of irony as in Lear's understanding of this concept. Moreover, I will show how this use of irony influences and connects with other aspects of Nietzsche's thought. In this respect, I shall address Nietzsche's work starting from one of his early text – the first of the four Untimely

  • Richard Wagner and Opera Essay

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    Richard Wagner and Opera One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the nineteenth century. His program of artistic reform accelerated the trend towards organically conceived, through-composed structures, as well as influencing the development of the orchestra, of a new breed of singer, and of various aspects of theatrical practice. As the most influential composer during the second half of the nineteenth century,

  • Maria Theresa

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    Maria Theresa, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, was the last ruler of the House of Habsburg. Prior to Theresa’s birth, in 1700 Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and Archdukes Joseph and Charles of Austria signed the Mutual Pact of Succession, giving the eldest son’s daughters a higher position in the line of succession. After Emperor Leopold I and Joseph I died, Archduke Charles of Austria ascended the throne. As the last male heir of the Habsburg Empire, Charles VI issued the Pragmatic

  • Informative Speech About Oktoberfest

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    taste! (Transition into body of speech) II. Body A. Main point #1 All fine beer is aged in a wooden barrel and kept in a deep dark cellar. Fermentation takes time, and in order to capture that defined taste it has to have a history. Like a fine barrel of beer Oktoberfest has history and it all started roughly 200 years ago in the city of Munich. According to “History in Context” it was the 12th of October 1810 and this guy known as Prince Ludwig of Bavaria got hitched to this gal, Princess Therese

  • Informative Speech About Oktoberfest

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    to taste! (Transition into body of speech) II. Body A. Main point #1 All fine beer is aged in a wood barrel and kept in a deep dark cellar. Fermentation takes time and in order to capture that defined taste it has to have history. Like a fine barrel of beer Oktoberfest has history and it all started roughly 200 years ago in the city of Munich. According to “History in Context” it was the 12th of October 1810 and this guy known as Prince Ludwig of Bavaria got hitched to this gal, Princess Therese

  • Culture Of German Culture

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    German culture has spanned throughout the entire German-speaking world. From its roots, culture in Germany has been molded by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe, both religious and secular. Historically Deutschland has been called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the country of poets and thinkers) (Wasser, 2006). Germany is in the middle of Europe, not only geographically, but also in terms of politics and economics. The country is Europe's second most populated after Russia, with

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