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Neklan

Neklan was the sixth of the seven Bohemian mythical princes between the founder of the Peemyslid dynasty Peemysl the Ploughman and the first historical prince Boeivoj. The names of the princes were first recorded in Cosmas chronicle and then tran ...

Nezamysl

Nezamysl was the first of the seven Bohemian mythical princes between the founder of the Peemyslid dynasty Peemysl the Ploughman and the first historical prince Boeivoj. The names of the princes were first recorded in Cosmas chronicle and then tr ...

Pat & Mat

Pat & Mat is a Czechoslovak slapstick stop-motion animated series created by Lubomir Benes and Vladimir Jiranek for Czechoslovak Television. The characters first appeared in the theatrically released short Kuťaci in 1976, while the first made-for ...

Premysl the Ploughman

Peemysl the Ploughman Peemysl Orac ; English: Premysl, Przemysl or Primislaus) was the legendary husband of Libuse, and ancestor of the Peemyslid dynasty, containing the line of princes and kings which ruled in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown fro ...

Rumcajs

Gallant robber Rumcajs, his wife Manka, and their son, little robber Cipisek are fictional characters popularized by childrens animated television series broadcast as part of the Vecernicek TV program in Czechoslovakia from 1967 to 1984, 42 episo ...

Vnislav

Vnislav was the fourth of the seven Bohemian mythical princes between the founder of the Peemyslid dynasty Peemysl the Ploughman and the first historical prince Boeivoj. The names of the princes were first recorded in Cosmas chronicle and then tr ...

Vojen

Vojen was the third of the seven Bohemian mythical princes between the founder of the Peemyslid dynasty Peemysl the Ploughman and the first historical prince Boeivoj. The names of the princes were first recorded in Cosmas chronicle and then trans ...

Radek Zelenka

Dr. Radek Zelenka is a fictional character of a scientist in the television series Stargate Atlantis, portrayed by David Nykl. He is a member of the original expedition from Earth to the Ancient city of Atlantis in the Pegasus galaxy, which he jo ...

Bavor II

Bavor II, known as Bavor the Great, was the feudal ruler of Strakonice, Bohemia and Castellan of royal castle Zvikov, was the son of Bavor I, of the noble House of Strakonice. He held Poeesin, Blatna, Horazdovice, and others, including the Castle ...

Bavors of Strakonice

Bavorove ze Strakonic were a Bohemian noble family, rulers of Strakonice town and surrounding area. Members of the family include: Vilem of Strakonice Vilem II of Strakonice Mikulas of Strakonice Beenek ze Strakonic last member of the family; die ...

Emma of Melnik

Emma was a Bohemian duchess consort as the second wife of Boleslaus II of Bohemia. Her origins are uncertain. Historian Gelasius Dobner 1719–90 thought she was a princess of Burgundy, and this theory has been recently respected. The latest resear ...

Herman the Recluse

Herman the Recluse was, according to legend, a thirteenth century Benedictine monk best known as the supposed author of the Codex Gigas, or Devils Bible. The legend states that, as a resident of the Benedictine Monastery of Podlazice, Herman the ...

Franciscus Illenfeld

Franciscus Illenfeld of Olomouc was a famous Moravian founder of bells. He had worked in Kosice and his workshop was one of the best foundries in the Kingdom of Hungary. Franciscus Illenfeld is the author of the St. Urban Bell cast it in 1557 whi ...

Louis Weinert-Wilton

Louis Weinert-Wilton was a Sudeten German playwright and novelist. During the boom in Krimi films in West German cinema during the 1960s, several of his mystery novels were adapted into films due to their similarity with the popular Edgar Wallace ...

Radek Pilar

Radek Pilae was a Czech artist active in illustrations, animation, graphics, painting, filmmaking, and film directing. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague with Professor Vlastimil Rada. He is best known as the author of the images ...

Podevin

Podevin was a page of Duke Wenceslaus I of Bohemia in the 10th century. He is immortalized because of his appearance in the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslaus": "Hither, page, and stand by me" Line 9 "Page and monarch, forth they went" Line 21 ...

Stanislav I Thurzo

Stanislav I Thurzo was a 15th-century Bishop of the Czech Diocese of Olomouc. Although a Catholic he was the son of Jan Thurzo a protestant Hungarian nobleman of the Thurzo family who was Mayor of Krakow, and his first wife, Ursula Boehm. He was ...

Baudissin

Baudissin is the name of a German noble family of Sorbian origin, first mentioned in 1326 in Upper Lusatia, now part of Saxony. At the time Bautzen, the district capital, was called Budissin, whence the name originated. All name bearers, includin ...

Counts of Schauenburg and Holstein

The Counts of Schauenburg and Holstein were titles of the Frankish Empire. The dynastic family came from the County of Schauenburg near Rinteln on the Weser in Germany. Together with its ancestral possessions in Buckeburg and Stadthagen, the Hous ...

Johann Liss

Liss was born in Oldenburg Holstein in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. After an initial education in his home state, he continued his studies, according to Houbraken, with Hendrick Goltzius in Haarlem and Amsterdam. Around 1620 he travelled through ...

List of the bishops of Schleswig

The List of the Bishops of Schleswig contains the names of the bishops of the see in Schleswig in chronological order. Also Lutheran bishops, who officiated after 1542, superintendents and general superintendents are listed.

Melchior Lorck

Melchior Lorck was a renaissance painter, draughtsman, and printmaker of Danish-German origin. He produced the most thorough visual record of the life and customs of Turkey in the 16th century, to this day a unique source. He was also the first D ...

Scandinavian Americans

Scandinavian Americans are Americans of Nordic, or part-Nordic ancestry, defined in this article to include Danish Americans, Faroese Americans, Finnish Americans, Greenlandic Americans, Icelandic Americans, Norwegian Americans, Sami Americans, a ...

Scandinavian Canadians

Scandinavian Canadians are Canadian citizens with ancestral roots in Scandinavia. They generally include: Faroese Canadians Greenlandic Canadians Danish Canadians Swedish Canadians Norwegian Canadians Icelandic Canadians Finnish Canadians Sami Ca ...

Danes Worldwide

Danes Worldwide, originally known as Dansk Samvirke, is an organisation which represents Danes who live abroad for personal or career reasons. Its activities include educational programmes, local networking around the world, and participation in ...

Danish Americans

Danish Americans are Americans who have ancestral roots originated fully or partially from Denmark. There are approximately 1.300.000 Americans of Danish origin or descent.

Scandinavian Venezuelan

Scandinavian Venezuelan is a Venezuelan person of full or partial Scandinavian ancestry, or a Scandinavian-born person residing in Venezuela. The Scandinavian settlement in Venezuela are almost unknown with little information about their coloniza ...

Cirkeline

Cirkeline is a Danish comic book character, created by Hanne Hastrup in 1957. The character is a little elf with spiky black hair, who wears a red dress with black dots and prefers walking barefoot. Between 1968 and 1971 the comic was adapted for ...

Gertrude (Hamlet)

In William Shakespeares play Hamlet, Gertrude is Hamlets mother and Queen of Denmark. Her relationship with Hamlet is somewhat turbulent, since he resents her marrying her husbands brother Claudius after he murdered the king. Gertrude reveals no ...

Prince Hamlet

Prince Hamlet is the title role and protagonist of William Shakespeares c. 1600 tragedy Hamlet. He is the Prince of Denmark, nephew to the usurping Claudius, and son of King Hamlet, the previous king of Denmark. At the beginning of the play, he s ...

Lanseloet van Denemerken

Lanseloet van Denemerken is a Middle Dutch drama. It is one of the four abele spelen that are contained in the Van Hulthem Manuscript and consists of 925 lines in rhyme. The other abele spelen are: Esmoreit, Gloriant, and Vanden Winter ende vande ...

Yorick

Yorick is a character in William Shakespeares play Hamlet. He is the dead court jester whose skull is exhumed by the First Gravedigger in Act 5, Scene 1, of the play. The sight of Yoricks skull evokes a reminiscence by Prince Hamlet of the man, w ...

Frodi

Frodi is the name of a number of legendary Danish kings in various texts including Beowulf, Snorri Sturlusons Prose Edda and his Ynglinga saga, Saxo Grammaticus Gesta Danorum, and the Grottasongr. A Danish king by this name also appears as a mino ...

Herleif

Herleif was one of the earliest legendary Danish kings according to Arngrimur Jonssons Latin summary of the lost Skjoldunga saga. He was the son of Frodo I and the father of Havardus hinn handramme and Leifus hinn frekne. He supposedly "left behi ...

Hnæf

Hnæf son of Hoc is a prince mentioned in the Old English poems Beowulf and the Finnsburg Fragment. According to the listing of tribes in the poem Widsith, Hnæf ruled the Hocings. Hoc is called Hoc Healfdene, suggesting a partly Danish ancestry. A ...

Palnatoke

Palnatoke or Palnatoki, sometimes written Palna-Toki or Palna Toki, was a legendary Danish hero and chieftain of the island of Fyn. According to the Jomsvikinga saga, Palnatoki founded the brotherhood of Jomsvikings and established its laws. Acco ...

Sigvaldi Strut-Haraldsson

Jarl Sigvaldi was the semi-legendary chieftain of the fabled Jomsvikings and commander of their stronghold - Jomsborg. He succeeded Palnatoke as the leaders of the Jomsvikings in the late 10th century. The character of Sigvaldi remains largely en ...

Strut-Harald

Strut-Harald was a semi-legendary jarl or petty king who ruled over the Danish territory of Scania during the late 10th century CE. Some of the Norse sagas identify him as the son of Gorm the Old, making him a brother or half-brother of Harald Bl ...

Count of Monpezat

Count of Monpezat is a Danish title of nobility granted on 30 April 2008 by the Queen of Denmark to her two sons and their legitimate patrilineal descendants of both sexes. A count and his wife bear the title greve and grevinde, respectively. The ...

Ælfric Modercope

Ælfric Modercope, sometimes known as Alfric de Modercope in modern English, was an Anglo-Norse thegn from East Anglia. While Ælfric is an Old English name, his nickname Modercope or Modercoppe is Norse. This would exemplify the time when there wa ...

Christina of Denmark, Queen of Norway

Christina Knutsdatter of Denmark, in Norway known as Kristin Knutsdotter, was a Danish princess and a Norwegian queen consort, spouse of King Magnus IV the Blind of Norway. Christina was born to Canute Lavard and Ingeborg of Kiev. Her marriage to ...

Jacob Gemzoe

From the 1920s to the 1940s, Jacob Gemzoe was one of Danish leading chess players. He participated many times in the finals of Danish Chess Championships and in 1928 in Horsens won gold medal. Jacob Gemzoe also shared 1st - 2nd places in the Dani ...

Gyrd and Gnupa

Gyrd and Gnupa were kings of Denmark in the 10th century according to Sweyn II of Denmark and Adam of Bremen. They were the sons of the Swedish chieftain Olof the Brash who had conquered Denmark and they ruled together according to Swedish tradit ...

Ojvind Larsen

In the 1920s and 1930s Ojvind Larsen was one of Danish leading chess players. From 1923 to 1947 Ojvind Larsen took part in the Danish Chess Championships, where he achieved his best result in 1926, when he shared 1st - 3rd places. After an additi ...

Malmfred of Kiev

Malmfred of Kiev was a medieval Norwegian and Danish queen consort, wife first to King Sigurd I of Norway and second to king Eric II of Denmark.

Julius Nielsen

Julius Nielsen, was a Danish chess player, two-times Danish Chess Championship medalist, Correspondence Chess International Master.

Sigtrygg Gnupasson

Sigtrygg Gnupasson was a king of Denmark of the House of Olaf who ruled in the 10th century, according to Adam of Bremen. Sigtrygg was son of Gnupa and the Danish noblewoman Asfrid. According to Adam, he became a Danish king during the tenure of ...

Theodgar of Vestervig

Theodgar of Vestervig was a missionary from Thuringia who worked mostly in Jutland in Denmark, where he died and is venerated as a saint. Theodgar studied theology in England, after which he travelled as a missionary to Norway, where King Olav II ...

Kadra Ahmed Hassan

Hassan was born in Ali Sabieh in Djibouti 1973. She holds masters degrees from several universities including Montesquieu University. Her first language is Somali but she also speaks French, English and Arabic. In 2007 she became Djiboutis charge ...

Dominican Argentines

Dominicans residing in Argentina in the pursuit for a better life. Specific data on the amount of remittances from Argentina to the native land is unknown, given that the Dominican community here is not considered a large one. There are barely si ...