Tuesday, 17 July 2018

401) Eleanor of Portugal

Eleanor of Portugal (1434 - 1467). Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Consort of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III and the mother of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.

400) Elisabeth of Austria

Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi (1837 - 1898). Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary.
"Her auburn hair is crimped as if it had been recently unbraided and its loose ends tumble over the folds of fabric that envelop her body."
"She looks over her shoulder at the viewer, with her glorious auburn hair covered in diamonds."

The following portrait was painted in 1903 by Andreas Wildhack on request of Elisabeth's friend Ida Ferenczy.

399) Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898). Chancellor of Germany.
"The man who embodied his country's new mood was a six-foot-tall Junker with flaming red hair, Otto von Bismarck."
"A fellow student described at the time, "He had course scrubby hair, of a mixed color, something between red and whitey-brown."
"When Otto started to grow up he turned into a red-haired boy who knew how it was like to caught between two rival powers."

398) Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805). German poet and dramatist.
"Schiller was tall, slight, and pale, with reddish hair, and eyes of an uncertain colour, between light-brown and blue."
"His pale, freckled cheeks, sharp, jutting nose, protruding lower lip, and disheveled dark red hair produced a singular impression."

397) Isabella of Portugal

Isabella of Portugal (1503 - 1539). Wife of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

396) Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal

Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal (1527 - 1545). Princess of Asturias as the first wife of the future Philip II of Spain, and Princess of Portugal as heir presumptive to the Portuguese throne between 1527 and 1535.

395) Sebastian of Portugal

Dom Sebastian I (1554 - 1578). King of Portugal and the Algarves and penultimate Portuguese monarch of the House of Aviz.

394) Catherine of Austria

Catherine of Austria (1507 - 1578). Queen of Portugal. Daughter of Philip I and Joanna of Castile.

393) Isabella of Austria

Isabella of Austria (1501 - 1526). Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Christian II. Daughter of Philip I and Joanna of Castile.

392) Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles V (1500 - 1558) Holy Roman Emperor. Son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

391) Eleanor of Austria

Eleanor of Austria (1498 - 1558), also called Eleanor of Castile. Queen consort of Portugal (1518 - 1521) and of France (1530 - 1547). Daughter of Philip I and Joanna of Castile.

(Eleanor of Austria - Joos van Cleve)

390) Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

Ferdinand I (1503 - 1564). Holy Roman Emperor. Son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile.

389) Louis II of Hungary

Louis II of Hungary (1506 - 1526). King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia from 1516 to 1526. Only son of Vladislaus II Jagiellon and his third wife, Anne of Foix-Candale and son-in-law of Philipe and Joanna of Castile.

388) Philip I of Castile

Philip I of Castile (1478 - 1506), called the Handsome or the Fair. First member of the house of Habsburg to be King of Castile and husband of Joanna of Castile.

Only portraits to go by thus far.

(Philip, Joanna and their subjects)

387) Joanna of Castile

Joanna of Castile (1479 - 1555), called the Mad. Daughter of Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand the II of Aragon. Sister of Catherine of Aragon.
"She had a fair complexion, blue eyes and her hair colour was between strawberry-blonde and auburn, like her mother and sister Catherine."

(Joanna of Castile - Juan de Flandes) 

386) Isabella Clara Eugenia

Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566 - 1633). Sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands in the Low Countries and the north of modern France. Daughter of Philip II of Spain.

385) Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578 - 1637). Member of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia and King of Hungary. His acts started the Thirty Years' War.
"The red-haired. red-faced Ferdinando was not a great man, but he possessed more virtues than most kings"

384) Isabella I of Castile

Isabella I of Castile (1451 - 1504). Queen of Castile. Wife of Ferdinand II of Aragon and mother (among others) of Catherine of Aragon.
"Isabella was short but of strong stocky build, of a very fair complexion, and had a hair color that was between strawberry-blonde and auburn."

(The image above is from the painting
"Virgen de la mosca" and is thought to depict Isabella)

(Isabella and Ferdinand
with their daughter Joanna, c. 1482)

383) Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885). XVIII president of the USA.
"In the early hours of April 27, 1822, she gave birth to a boy, weighing ten and three-quarters pounds, with rich red-brown hair, blue eyes, and fair skin."

382) Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933). XXX president of the USA.
"He also had the nickname "Red" for his red hair."
"The red hair of his youth turned sandy in maturity."

Friday, 13 July 2018

381) Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas (1914 – 1953). Welsh poet and writer.

- “Dylan Thomas had bright red hair.” https://books.google.it/books…

 - "Born on the same day in 1914 just 50 miles apart, writers Eluned Phillips and Dylan Thomas had much in common. Both redheads from Wales..."

380) Rose Schneiderman

Rose Schneiderman (1882 – 1972). American socialist and feminist, and one of the most prominent women labor union leaders.

- “Rose Schneidermanìs red hair, her anger, did make her seem like a torch, sometimes.” https://books.google.it/books…

- “Only four feet nine inches tall, with flaming red hair, the diminutive Polish Jewish immigrant possessed legendary power as an orator.https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/schneiderman-rose

379) Lucy Burns

Lucy Burns (1879 – 1966). American suffragist and women's rights advocate.

- “With distinctive flame-red hair that matched her personality and convictions, she was often characterized as a charmer and a firebrand…https://americancivilwar.com/…/Womens_Suffr…/Lucy_Burns.html

- “Tall and sturdy, with blazing red hair, blue eyes, and dimples, Burns was a proficient debater known for her robust sense of humor.http://www.anb.org/articles/15/15-01333.html…

378) Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt

Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (1794 – 1871). American businessman and paternal grandfather of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

- “But it was Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt, a curious looking man with a large head and short red hair, who would become the family’s initial man of fortune, the first Roosevelt millionaire.https://books.google.it/books…

377) Martin van Buren

Martin van Buren (1782 - 1862). VIII president of the USA.
"He was known as “The Red Fox of Kinderhook” for his red hair"

376) Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962). Famed American pin-up and actress.

Mildly controversial. Famously known for being a "blonde bombshell". However, according to some, and often repeated online, her natural hair colour was red.


375) Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003). American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years.

374) Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601). Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations.
"He must have been a very colourful figure with his red hair, long red mustache and beard, blue eyes and gold nose."
"Tycho Brahe was a man of moderate stature, with light red hair and his countenance rather handsome."

373) Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642). Astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician.
"...his large frame lumbering forward and his red hair flowing"
"He had red hair, a short temper, a mastery of language, a gift for mockery in debate and a liking for wine."
"In appearance he was a short, stocky man with flaming red hair and a temper to match his hair"

(Galileo Galilei - portrait by Ottavio Leoni)