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Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise Of Baden)
PRINCESS LOUISE OF BADEN (13/24 January 1779 – 4 May/16 May 1826) was, later known as ELIZABETH ALEXEIEVNA (Russian : Елизавета Алексеевна), Empress
Empress
of Russia during her marriage with Emperor Alexander I . Born Princess Louise of Baden, she was a daughter of Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Baden
, and his wife, Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt . She grew up in a close, warm family environment in Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
during the long reign of her grandfather Charles Frederick, Margrave of Baden
Baden
. Princess Louise came to Russia in November 1792, when she was chosen by Empress
Empress
Catherine II of Russia
Catherine II of Russia
as a bride for her eldest grandson, Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich of Russia, the future Tsar Alexander I
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Cupid
In classical mythology , CUPID (Latin CUPīDō , meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love , attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars . He is also known in Latin as Amor ("Love"). His Greek counterpart is Eros
Eros
. Although Eros
Eros
is generally portrayed as a slender winged youth in Classical Greek art , during the Hellenistic period
Hellenistic period
, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid's arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire. In myths, Cupid
Cupid
is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion
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Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince Of Ligne
CHARLES-JOSEPH LAMORAL, 7TH PRINCE DE LIGNE in French ; in German KARL-JOSEPH LAMORAL 7. FüRST VON LIGNE (also known as KARL FüRST VON LIGNE or Fürst
Fürst
de Ligne ): (23 May 1735 – 13 December 1814) was a Field marshal
Field marshal
and writer, and member of the princely family of Ligne . CONTENTS * 1 Military service * 2 Later life * 3 Collected works * 4 Marriage and issue * 5 Notes * 6 Ancestry * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links MILITARY SERVICEHe was born in Brussels
Brussels
, Austrian Netherlands
Austrian Netherlands
, the son of Field Marshal Claude Lamoral, 6th Prince of Ligne and Princess Elisabeth Alexandrina zu Salm , daughter of Ludwig Otto, 55th Prince
Prince
zu Salm and his wife Princess Albertine of Nassau-Hadamar
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Jean-Laurent Mosnier
JEAN-LAURENT MOSNIER (French: ; ( Paris
Paris
) 1743 – (Saint Petersburg ) 10 April 1808) was a French painter and miniaturist. Court painter under the Ancien Régime, Mosnier began, from 1789, a brilliant career as society painter in London, Hamburg and St. Petersburg. Many times academician, he left considerable work and high quality, both in miniature painting. Self-Portrait with Two Pupils
Self-Portrait with Two Pupils
is thought to have been the basis for Jean-Laurent Mosnier's painting of himself with his young daughters. It is thought that his ambition was to clone the success of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard 's painting. WORKS* Elisabeth Hudtwalcker, née Moller, Wife of Senator Martin Hudtwalcker, 1798, Hamburger Kunsthalle REFERENCES * ^ Laura Auricchio (2009). Adélaïde Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution. Getty Publications. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-0-89236-954-6
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Platon Zubov
Prince
Prince
( Reichsfürst ) PLATON ALEXANDROVICH ZUBOV (Russian : Платон Александрович Зубов; November 26 1767 – April 19 1822) was the last of Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
's favourites and the most powerful man in Russian Empire
Russian Empire
during the last years of her reign. The prince was a member of the Zubov family and had several siblings, including Nicholas , Valerian , and Olga Zherebtsova . It was through his distant relative, Russian Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Nicholas Saltykov , that he met the Empress. Saltykov presented the young officer at court on the understanding that Zubov would then help Saltykov in his feud with Catherine's long-standing favourite, Prince
Prince
Potemkin
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Eros And Psyche
CUPID AND PSYCHE is a story originally from Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass ), written in the 2nd Century AD by Lucius Apuleius
Apuleius
Madaurensis (or Platonicus). It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche (/ˈsaɪkiː/ , Greek : Ψυχή , "Soul" or "Breath of Life") and Cupid
Cupid
(Latin Cupido, "Desire") or Amor ("Love", Greek Eros
Eros
’′Ερως), and their ultimate union in a sacred marriage . Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius, Eros
Eros
and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story's Neoplatonic
Neoplatonic
elements and allusions to mystery religions accommodate multiple interpretations, and it has been analyzed as an allegory and in light of folktale , Märchen or fairy tale , and myth
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Russian Orthodox Church
Coordinates : 55°42′40″N 37°37′45″E / 55.71111°N 37.62917°E / 55.71111; 37.62917 Russian Orthodox Church ( Moscow
Moscow
Patriarchate
Patriarchate
) The
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French Language
FRENCH (le français ( listen ) or la langue française ) is a Romance language
Romance language
of the Indo-European family . It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
, as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance , the spoken Latin
Latin
in Gaul
Gaul
, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d\'oïl —languages historically spoken in northern France
France
and in southern Belgium
Belgium
, which French ( Francien ) has largely supplanted
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German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
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Margraviate Of Baden
The MARGRAVIATE OF BADEN (German : Markgrafschaft Baden) was a historical territory of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
. Spread along the east side of the Upper Rhine
Upper Rhine
River in southwestern Germany
Germany
, it was named a margraviate in 1112 and existed until 1803, when it was raised to an electorate . In 1806, the Electorate of Baden
Electorate of Baden
, receiving territorial additions, became the Grand Duchy of Baden
Grand Duchy of Baden
. The rulers of Baden belonged to the Swabian House of Zähringen
House of Zähringen

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St. Petersburg
SAINT PETERSBURG (Russian : Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: ( listen )) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow
Moscow
, with five million inhabitants in 2012. An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city ). Situated on the Neva River , at the head of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
on the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great on May 27 1703. In 1914, the name was changed from Saint
Saint
Petersburg to PETROGRAD (Russian : Петрогра́д, IPA: ), in 1924 to LENINGRAD (Russian : Ленингра́д, IPA: ), and in 1991 back to Saint Petersburg
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Adam Jerzy Czartoryski
PRINCE ADAM JERZY CZARTORYSKI (Polish pronunciation: , Lithuanian : Аdomas Jurgis Čartoriskis, also known as Adam George Czartoryski in English; 14 January 1770 – 15 July 1861) was a Polish nobleman , statesman and author. He was the son of Prince
Prince
Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski and Izabela Flemming . Czartoryski held the distinction of having been part, at different times, of the governments of two mutually hostile countries. He was de facto Chairman of the Russian Council of Ministers (1804–6), and President of the Polish National Government during the November 1830 Uprising against Imperial Russia
Imperial Russia

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Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun
ÉLISABETH LOUISE VIGéE LE BRUN (Marie Élisabeth Louise; 16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842), also known as MADAME LEBRUN, was a prominent French painter . Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo
Rococo
, while she often adopted a neoclassical style. Vigée Le Brun cannot be considered a pure Rococo
Rococo
or Neoclassical painter. Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, however, her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime
Ancien Régime
society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
. Vigée Le Brun left a legacy of 660 portraits and 200 landscapes
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Taganrog Museum Of Art
TAGANROG MUSEUM OF ART (Russian : Таганрогский художественный музей) was officially inaugurated in 1968, but the basis of the museum collection was formed by the end of the 19th century, when the art department of the Taganrog
Taganrog
's city museum was established. Renowned playwright and short-story writer Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
played a major role in establishing the collection of his home city through his connections in St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and his friends like Mark Antokolski etc. The most important part of the museum collection was formed in the Soviet Union time, and features two departments - Russian art before the Russian Revolution of 1917
Russian Revolution of 1917
and Soviet art. The whole collection of art was looted from the museum during the Occupation of Taganrog
Taganrog
in 1941-1943
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Nicholas I Of Russia
NICHOLAS I (Russian : Николай I Павлович, tr. Nikolay I Pavlovich; 6 July 1796 – 2 March 1855) was the Emperor
Emperor
of Russia from 1825 until 1855. He was also the King of Poland
King of Poland
and Grand Duke of Finland
Finland
. He is best known as a political conservative whose reign was marked by geographical expansion, repression of dissent, economic stagnation, poor administrative policies, a corrupt bureaucracy, and frequent wars that culminated in Russia's defeat in the Crimean War
Crimean War
of 1853–56. His biographer Nicholas V. Riasanovsky says that Nicholas displayed determination, singleness of purpose, and an iron will, along with a powerful sense of duty and a dedication to very hard work. He saw himself as a soldier—a junior officer totally consumed by spit and polish. A handsome man, he was highly nervous and aggressive
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Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich Of Russia
KONSTANTIN PAVLOVICH (Russian : Константи́н Па́влович; 27 April 1779 – 27 June 1831) was a grand duke of Russia and the second son of Emperor
Emperor
Paul I and Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg . He was the Tsesarevich of Russia throughout the reign of his elder brother Alexander I , but had secretly renounced his claim to the throne in 1823. For 25 days after the death of Alexander I, from 19 November (O.S.)/1 December 1825 to 14 December (O.S.)/26 December 1825 he was known as His Imperial Majesty Konstantin I Emperor
Emperor
and Sovereign of Russia, although he never reigned and never acceded to the throne. His younger brother Nicholas became Tsar in 1825. The succession controversy became the pretext of the Decembrist revolt
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