Re: Identify the people, titles or years...
Posted by Bjarne Birkrem on 21/6/2008, 2:04:45, in reply to "Re: Identify the people, titles or years..."
Well done! |
Just as I thought, this was far too easy. I suppose the somewhat special family structure of the grandducal family of Baden is easy to recognise. It is not often that a marriage takes place between close relatives two generations apart - which was what happened when Princess Sophia of Sweden married her great-uncle, Grand Duke Leopold.
Of course, in their case, the age difference between the spouses was not particularly big - it was just that the age difference between Grand Duke Karl Friedrich's two wives, and therefore the age difference between his children from his first marriage and those from his second marriage was considerable. Leopold was thus 9 years younger than his niece Friederike/Fredrika (the consort of Gustaf IV Adolf of Sweden), who became his mother-in-law...
You are not quite finished, though; you have mixed up the name of #9 with one of the other names in the quiz; #9 is not Sophie, but ... ?
Besides, you have skipped #12, so that your answers numbered 12 and 13 are really the correct answers to 13 and 14.
But of course, now that you have found the correct family, finding the two missing names is just a piece of cake...
: 1. grand duke Friedrich I of Baden
: 2. Wilhelm I, German Emperor, King of
: 3. 1907
: 4. Queen Carola of Saxony, née princes of
: Wasa (Sweden)
: 5. Karl Friedrich, Margrave of
: Baden-Durlach, Margrave of Baden, Elector of
: Baden, Grand Duke of Baden
: 6. Hereditary prince Karl Ludwig of Baden
: 7. Friederike of Baden
: 8. 1826
: 9. Sophie of Baden
: 10. Queen of Sweden
: 11. Oscar II of Sweden
: 12. Gustav V of Sweden
: 13. Hilda , Princess of Nassau (and
: --Previous Message--
: Another kind of quiz this time. This is
: probably way too easy - and once you start
: unravelling the clues, one answer will lead
: on the next...
: Find the correct people, titles and years:
: I (1) was the head of a sovereign state.
: During my reign, my own father-in-law (2)
: became my “superior”, even though
: technically I remained a sovereign. I died
: in the same year (3) as my first cousin (4),
: who was a Queen. My first predecessor on my
: throne was my grandfather (5) - who,
: curiously, was also my
: great-great-grandfather. His heir (6), who
: was my uncle as well as my
: great-grandfather, died in an accident.
: My grandmother (7) was also my first cousin.
: She died the year I was born (8). My
: daughter (9) held the same position (10) as
: her great-grandmother (7 above) had once
: Another person who died in the same year as
: me and my cousin (4 above) was the Head of
: State (11) of my mother’s (12) native
: country. His son (13) was my son-in-law. My
: son-in-law’s first cousin (14) became my