Search   
 
 
 
When you've got a lot of people together, it makes sense to pick someone to be in charge. As exploration expanded, individuals were chosen to oversee colonies and settlements. This section highlights those men (and some women), as well as the leaders and attendant ruling class -- nobles, peerage, wannabes and hangers-on --back home.
Status

Last Name
Nationality
Active
Sort
Selected
 
Find:

Pargali Ibrahim Pasha

aka: Frenk Ibrahim Pasha, Makbul Ibrahim Pasha, Maktul Ibrahim Pasha
borndied
1495 ca1536, Mar 15
the first Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire appointed by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Ibrahim, born a Christian, was enslaved during his youth. He and Suleiman became close friends in their youth. In 1523, Suleiman appointed Ibrahim as Grand Vizier to replace Piri Mehmed Pasha, who had been appointed in 1518 by Suleiman's father, the preceding sultan Se...
more
Links (1)


Cross-listed in Military

Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt

borndied
17891848, Nov 10
the eldest son of Muhammad Ali, the Wali and unrecognised Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. He served as a general in the Egyptian army that his father established during his reign, taking his first command of Egyptian forces when he was merely a teenager. In the final year of his life, he succeeded his still living father as ruler of Egypt and Sudan, due to the l...
more
Links (1)


Cross-listed in Clergy

Ibrahim I

bornactivedied
1615, Nov 51640-16481648, Aug 18
the Sultan and Caliph (Sunni Islam) of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate from 1640 until 1648. Ibrahim was often distracted by recurring headaches and attacks of physical weakness, perhaps caused by the trauma of his early years. Since he was the only surviving male member of the Ottoman dynasty, Ibrahim was encouraged by his mother Kösem Sultan to distract hims...
more
Links (1)


Cross-listed in Military

Henry Ireton

borndied
16111651, Nov 26
an English general in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War, the son-in-law of Oliver Cromwell. On the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the parliamentary army, fighting at the Battle of Edgehill in October 1642, and at the Battle of Gainsboro...
more
Timeline (1)Links (1)


Cross-listed in Writers

Washington Irving

borndied
1783, Apr 31859, Nov 28
an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle (1819) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. His historical works include biographies of more
Timeline (1)Links (1)


Isabella I

borndied
1451, Apr 221504, Nov 26
Queen of Castile. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdo...
more
Timeline (6)Links (1)


Isabella of Portugal

borndied
1503, Oct 241539, May 1
a Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Spain, Germany, Italy, Naples and Sicily and Duchess of Burgundy by her marriage to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and regent of Spain during the absences of her husband during 1529-1532, 1535-1536 and 1538-1539. Isabella was the granddaughter of the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella I of Castile and Fernando II of Aragon. Througho...
more
Timeline (1)Links (1)


Cross-listed in Military

Agustin de Iturbide

aka: Agustín, Augustine of Mexico
borndied
1783, Sep 271824, Jul 19
a Mexican army general and politician. During the Mexican War of Independence, he built a successful political and military coalition that took control in Mexico City on 27 September 1821, decisively gaining independence for Mexico. After the secession of Mexico was secured, he was proclaimed President of the Regency in 1821. A year later, he was announced a...
more
Timeline (1)Links (1)


Ivan the Terrible

aka: Ivan IV Vasilyevich, Ivan the Fearsome
borndied
1530, Aug 251584, Mar 18
the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547, then "Tsar of All the Russias" until his death in 1584. The last title was used by all his successors. During his reign, Russia conquered the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan and Sibir, becoming a multiethnic and multicontinental state spanning approximately 4,050,000 km2 (1,560,000 sq mi). Ivan exercised autocratic ...
more
Timeline (9)Links (12)


Ivan VI

aka: Ivan VI Antonovich
borndied
1740, Aug 121764, Jul 5
nominally Emperor of Russia in 1740-41. He was only two months old when he was proclaimed Emperor and his mother named regent. Scarcely a year later his first cousin twice-removed, Elizabeth, seized the throne in a coup, ruling thereafter as Empress of Russia. Ivan and his parents were imprisoned far from the capital and spent the rest of their lives in capt...
more
Timeline (2)Links (1)

Colonial Sense is an advocate for global consumer privacy rights, protection and security.
All material on this website © copyright 2009-19 by Colonial Sense, except where otherwise indicated.
ref:T5-S50-P1110-C-M