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Schönbrunn

(shönbro͝on`), former imperial palace in Vienna, built during the reigns of Emperor Charles VI and Maria Theresa. Mainly designed by Fischer von ErlachFischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard
, 1656–1723, the leading Austrian baroque architect. After studying in Rome he returned to Vienna. In 1705 he was appointed imperial court architect.
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, it is a splendid example of Austrian baroque. Its beautiful park, emulating Versailles, has a large zoological and botanical garden. Both palace and park were damaged during World War II. By the Peace of Schönbrunn (1809), imposed by Napoleon INapoleon I
, 1769–1821, emperor of the French, b. Ajaccio, Corsica, known as "the Little Corporal." Early Life

The son of Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte (or Buonaparte; see under Bonaparte, family), young Napoleon was sent (1779) to French military schools at
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, Austria temporarily lost W Galicia to the grand duchy of Warsaw, and Illyria to France.
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When, at Schonbrunn, on May 13, 1809, Napoleon wrote the bulletin addressed to the Grand Army, then the masters of Vienna, in which he said that like Medea, the Austrian princes had slain their children with their own hands; Genestas, who had been recently made a captain, did not wish to compromise his newly conferred dignity by asking who Medea was; he relied upon Napoleon's character, and felt quite sure that the Emperor was incapable of making any announcement not in proper form to the Grand Army and the House of Austria.
"Not only occupied, but Bonaparte is at Schonbrunn, and the count, our dear Count Vrbna, goes to him for orders."
"Buonaparte?" he repeated, accentuating the u: "I think, however, now that he lays down laws for Austria at Schonbrunn, il faut lui faire grace de l'u!* I shall certainly adopt an innovation and call him simply Bonaparte!"
Experiences include the Buda side of Budapest one day, and the Pest side the next; historic highlights of Vienna including the Parliament, Opera House and City Hall, plus an optional tour of Schonbrunn Palace; Old Town Prague and the Prague Castle complex with magnificent St.
Tourists flock to Vienna for the stunning Schonbrunn Palace, the State Opera and St Stephen's Cathedral.
Other palaces worth visiting are the Schloss Schonbrunn, the Habsburg's 1,441-room summer residence, and the Schloss Belvedere, a huge complex of baroque buildings, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes a museum featuring a plethora of Austrian art.
While Vienna's architectural and cultural enchantments - the Opera House, Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace and countless art galleries/museums - are already well-documented, what is increasingly drawing the attention of the discerning is how close to nature the city and its people are.
(Mpala Live) CAIRO -- 20 May 2019: The press office of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds announced on Sunday that three young Egyptian vultures, raised in zoos in Zlin, Schonbrunn and Jerez, were released to the Eastern Rhodopes.
Three young Egyptian vultures, raised in zoos in Zlin, Schonbrunn and Jerez, were released to the Eastern Rhodopes on Thursday, the press office of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds announced.
Must sees for free Tour the sprawling gardens of the decadent Schonbrunn Palace; location for a number of Hollywood films including James Bond's THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS.
If we look back in time, Nikolaus Harnoncourt's Messiah is aristocratically noble like a walk through the Schonbrunn gardens with the Viennese melange and top shelf Sachertorte (DHM, live 2004), John Eliot Gardiner offers the precision and perfection of Earl Grey tea infused precisely to the second (Decca 1992), the newer French-British recording by Emmanuellc Haim is a rich table of an inexhaustible number of tastes, scents, and colours (Erato 2014).