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#210483 - 04/17/13 12:16 PM The number Three. For history buffs.
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When informed of the accession of Peter III of Russia in 1762, George III said, “Well, there are now nine of us in Europe the third of our respective names”:

George III, King of England
Charles III, King of Spain
Augustus III, King of Poland
Frederick III, King of Prussia
Charles Emanuel III, King of Sardinia
Mustapha III, Emperor of the Turks
Peter III, Emperor of Russia
Francis III, Duke of Modena
Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha
Such a coincidence was unprecedented in European history.



A few weeks back "Jeopardy" reminded us that two European
monarchs have the same name and number
Albert II of Belgium and Monaco too.
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#210484 - 04/17/13 12:29 PM Re: The number Three. For history buffs. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I expect that Trinitarians must have expected the world to end!
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#210485 - 04/17/13 12:41 PM Re: The number Three. For history buffs. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I know it's copyrighted
but
heh
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