Charles Augustus

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 II of Prussia form (1785) the Fürstenbund [league of princes] to check Austria's attempt under Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II 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 Rhine. 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 Weimar a center of literature, science, art, and liberal political thought. In 1816 he introduced a constitution.
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Charles Augustus Milverton was a man of fifty, with a large, intellectual head, a round, plump, hairless face, a perpetual frozen smile, and two keen gray eyes, which gleamed brightly from behind broad, gold-rimmed glasses.
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.
Hardy's extensive theatre, television and film career spanned seven decades, with other notable screen roles including master blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton opposite Jeremy Brett in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and in 2015 as Winston Churchill in ITV's Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain.
The charge is one of four facing Charles Augustus Banks IV, who could spend as long as 20 years in a federal prison and be required to pay a fine of up to $250,000 as well as restitution to the retired NBA star, according to the U.S.
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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." It is expected that the solution of Moriarty's mystery will pave the way for the introduction of a new antagonist in Season 4 of "Sherlock."
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.

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