Charles Augustus

Charles Augustus,

1757–1828, duke and, after 1815, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach; friend and patron of Goethe, Schiller, and Herder. Though his duchy was small, he was important in German politics. He helped Frederick IIFrederick II
or Frederick the Great,
1712–86, king of Prussia (1740–86), son and successor of Frederick William I. Early Life

Frederick's coarse and tyrannical father despised the prince, who showed a taste for French art and literature and no
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 of Prussia form (1785) the Fürstenbund [league of princes] to check Austria's attempt under Holy Roman Emperor Joseph IIJoseph II,
1741–90, Holy Roman emperor (1765–90), king of Bohemia and Hungary (1780–90), son of Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I, whom he succeeded. He was the first emperor of the house of Hapsburg-Lorraine (see Hapsburg).
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 to expand Austrian influence in the empire. He fought in the French Revolutionary Wars and against Napoleon I until 1806, when he was forced to join the Confederation of the RhineConfederation of the Rhine,
league of German states formed by Emperor Napoleon I in 1806 after his defeat of the Austrians at Austerlitz. Among its members were the newly created kingdoms of Bavaria and Württenberg (see Pressburg, Treaty of), the grand duchies of Baden,
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. At the Congress of Vienna after Napoleon's defeat his duchy was enlarged and he was raised to a grand duke. Assisted by Goethe, he made WeimarWeimar
, city (1994 pop. 58,807), E Thuringia, central Germany, on the Ilm River. It is an industrial, transportation, and cultural center. Manufactures include agricultural machinery, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and furniture. Known in the 10th cent.
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 a center of literature, science, art, and liberal political thought. In 1816 he introduced a constitution.
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I understood that he had opened his campaign against Charles Augustus Milverton, but I little dreamed the strange shape which that campaign was destined to take.
Little Charles Augustus Lindbergh Junior was only 20 months old when he was kidnapped from his family's rural mansion near Hopewell, New Jersey, on March 1, 1932.
The third series bowed out last year with Holmes appearing to shoot villain Charles Augustus Magnussen, and teased viewers that criminal mastermind Moriarty may return.
The third series bowed out last year with Holmes appearing to shoot villain Charles Augustus Magnussen, and teased viewers that Andrew Scott's criminal mastermind Moriarty may have cheated death and be set for a return.
The reappearance of Moriarty stopped Sherlock from going on a suicide mission to Eastern Europe, after he shot Charles Augustus Magnussen, the "Napoleon of blackmail.
e last series saw Sherlock's life change a lot - he returned from the dead, his best friend John Watson married Mary Morstan and he met his match in Charles Augustus MagnusSen.
The third series bowed out earlier this year with Holmes appearing to shoot villain Charles Augustus Magnussen, and teased viewers that Moriarty may have cheated death.
Take, for example, the season three finale of BBC'S Sherlock, which culminates in a revelation about villainous media mogul Charles Augustus Magnussen.
The third and final episode pits the sleuth against newspaper proprietor Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen).
2, is a brain-numbing return (in a very good way) to form as Holmes faces a stupefying case about blackmail that's both high-level and very personal involving the monstrously villainous Charles Augustus Magnusen (Lars Mikkelsen, ''Borgen'').
Has the eponymous sleuth finally met his match as he clashes with Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen), aka the Napoleon of blackmail?
Probing a case involving stolen letters, surly genius Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch, right) comes up against the one man he truly despises - Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen).

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