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Parikshit | Royalty, Etymology, Family, Death, Prophecy

QUICK FACTS Gender Male Family Mother: Uttarā, Father: Abhimanyu, Children: Janamejaya BIOGRAPHY Pariksit (Sanskrit: परिक्षित्, Parikṣit) was a Kuru king who reigned during the Vedic period. Along with his successor Janamejaya, he played a decisive role in the consolidation of the Kuru state, the arrangement of Vedic hymns into collections, and the development of the…

Tzitzak | Byzantine Empress, Death, Family, Biography, Life

QUICK FACTS Intro Byzantine empress Is Monarch, Noble, Sovereign From Turkey Type Royals Gender Female Death 750 Family Father: Bihar (Khazar), Spouse: Constantine V, Children: Leo IV the Khazar BIOGRAPHY Tzitzak (Turkish: Çiçek; died c. 750), baptised Irene (Greek: Ειρήνη), was a Khazar princess, the daughter of khagan Bihar, who became empress by marriage to Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine V (r. 741–775). LIFE In 732, the Eastern Roman…

Marthanda Varma | Facts, Maharajah Of Travancore, Death, Family, Biography, Personal Life

QUICK FACTS Intro Marthanda Varma was the Maharajah of Travancore from 1729 to 1758. A.K.A. Maharaja Marthanda Varma From India Gender Male Birth 1 January 1706, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala, India Death 7 July 1758, Padmanabhapuram, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India (aged 52 years) Family Father: Raghava Varma BIOGRAPHY Marthanda Varma (Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma) (1705…

Henti | Facts, Hittite Queen, Biography, Personal Life

QUICK FACTS Intro Hittite queen A.K.A. Queen Henti Is Queen Type Royals Gender Female Family Spouse: Suppiluliuma I BIOGRAPHY Queen Henti, a Hittite queen, was the wife of King Suppiluliuma I and assumed her role as Tawananna after the King’s mother Daduhepa died. Henti bore five sons to Suppiluliuma: Arnuwanda II, Telipinu, Piyassili, Mursili II,…

Dundar Bey | Facts, Royalty, Biography, Personal Life

BIOGRAPHY Dündar Bey (around 1210 or 1211–1298) was the youngest son of Suleyman Shah, younger brother of Ertuğrul and the paternal uncle of Osman I.He was the youngest son of Suleyman Shah and Hayme Hatun. When his brother, Ertuğrul died in 1281, the next leader of the Kayı tribe became Ertugrul’s son Osman Bey, later…

Dhritarashtra | Facts, Character From Indian Epic Mahabharata, Royalty, Biography, Early Life

QUICK FACTS Intro Character from Indian Epic Mahabharata A.K.A. Dhrutarashtra From India Gender Male Family Mother: Ambika, Father: Vyasa, Spouse: Gandhari, Children: Duryodhana, Dussasana, Vikarna, Duhsala, Yuyutsu BIOGRAPHY In the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Dhritarashtra (Sanskrit: धृतराष्ट्र, dhṛtarāṣṭra; lit. “He who supports/bears the nation”) is the King of Kuru Kingdom with its capital Hastinapur. He was born to Vichitravirya’s first wife…

Krishnadevaraya | Facts, Vijayanagara Emperor, Death, Star Sign, Royalty Emperor, Biography

QUICK FACTS Intro Vijayanagara Emperor A.K.A. Srikrishna Devaraya Was Monarch, Noble, Sovereign, Emperor From India Type Royals Gender Male Birth 17 January 1471, Hampi, India Death 1529 (aged 57 years) Star Sign Capricorn Family Father: Tuluva Narasa Nayaka BIOGRAPHY Krishnadevaraya (IAST Kṛṣṇadevarāya) was an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire who reigned from 1509–1529. He was the third ruler of the Tuluva…

Samudragupta | Facts, Biography, Early Life, Ruler, Royalty

QUICK FACTS Gender Male Family Mother: Kumaradevi, Father: Chandragupta I, Children: Ramagupta, Chandragupta II BIOGRAPHY Samudragupta (r. c. 335 – c. 380 CE) was the fourth ruler of the Gupta Empire and the son and successor of Chandragupta I. His rule was one of expansion marked first by the conquest of his immediate neighbours and then by campaigns…

Zhabdrung Rinpoche | Facts, Biography, Early Life, Exile

QUICK FACTS Gender Male BIOGRAPHY Zhabdrung (also Shabdrung; Tibetan: ཞབས་དྲུང་, Wylie: zhabs-drung; “before the feet of”) was a title used when referring to or addressing great lamas in Tibet, particularly those who held a hereditary lineage. In Bhutan the title almost always refers to Ngawang Namgyal (1594–1651), the founder of the Bhutanese state, or one of his successive reincarnations….

Vikramaditya | Facts, Emperor Of Ujjain, Biography, Early Legends

QUICK FACTS Intro 1st century BCE emperor of Ujjain, India. A.K.A. Vikramāditya Is Emperor From India Type Royals Gender Male BIOGRAPHY Vikramaditya (IAST: Vikramāditya) was a legendary emperor of ancient India. He is characterised as the ideal king, known for his generosity, courage, and patronage of scholars. There are hundreds of legends about Vikramaditya, including…

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