Empress Essays

  • Empress Wu

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    Empress Wu Empress Wu is also known as Wu Hou, Wu Chao, Wu Zetian, or Wu Tsê T’ien (“Emulator of Heaven';). She was born in the year of 625 AD. She was born and raised in China during the Tang dynasty. Empress Wu was the daughter of Wu Shih-Huo, a rich and noble merchant at the time. The Tang Dynasty was a time of relative freedom for woman. Since Empress Wu lived during that period of time, she was well educated at home. Like most other rich and noble people of her time, she was taught to play

  • The Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia

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    Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), did much to transform Russia into a modern country. Originally named Sophie Fredericke Augusta, she was born in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland), on May 2, 1729, the daughter of the German prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the age of 15 she went to Russia to become the wife of Peter, nephew and heir of Empress ELIZABETH. Elizabeth died on Dec. 25, 1761, and

  • The Last Empress by Daniele Varè

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    The Last Empress by Daniele Varè The Empress Dowager Tzi-his (1835-1908) was a unique ruler unlike any other China had ever seen. She is considered to be one of the most influential people in Chinese history, a rarity in the male dominated Chinese world. The empress dowager exerted great power over the Chinese empire and influenced the political structure in ways it had never been influenced before, making many great reforms that she believed would help the Chinese people. Born on November

  • Charlotte Haldane's The Last Great Empress of China

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    Charlotte Haldane's The Last Great Empress of China “Never again allow any women to hold supreme power in the state. It is against the house-law of our Dynasty, and should be strictly forbidden. Be careful not to permit eunuchs to meddle in Government matters. The Ming Dynasty was brought to ruin by eunuchs, and its fate should be a warning to my people”(Haldane 259). These were the final words of the last great empress of China, Tzu Hsi. In a sense this statement was ironic. For almost

  • Empress Dowager Cixi Corrupt

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    Although there may not be an extremely extensive amount of knowledge about the Empress Dowager Cixi, she is often considered one of the most powerful women in history. She ruled for almost fifty years, maintaining and expanding her own power. During her ‘behind the curtain’ reign, she made all decisions and always had the final say. Though she was very sharp and understood and executed politics well, she was (what some might consider today) corrupt. She was insistent on keeping her power in the Qing

  • Empress Lü: Power-Hungry or Protective?

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    No other woman in the Early Han held the same amount of influence as Empress Lü throughout her various titles as Empress, Empress Dowager, and then Grand Empress Dowager. Stories recounting her manipulative nature paint a picture of a scheming empress using her imperial power to bestow favors and political positions to her own clan. This essay argues that Empress Lü used the lack of precedence for her position as Empress Dowager to manipulate court officials into granting power to her clan, which

  • The Disputed Reign of Dowager Empress Tz’u-hsi

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    The Disputed Reign of Dowager Empress Tz’u-hsi Historical record is not always an accurate representation of fact. An example of this would be the long reign of the Dowager Empress Tz’u-hsi, in which there were hundreds of documents written about her life. These documents have been taken and used in the production of numerous books, especially among Western historians. It was these early historians who have established the widely accepted perspective that Tz’u-hsi hungered for power, abused

  • Biography of Catherine the Great

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    Biography of Catherine the Great One of the most interesting, hard-working and powerful people to grace the pages of history during the eighteenth century was Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Historians have not always been so kind to her memory, and all too often one reads accounts of her private life, ignoring her many achievements. The stories of her love affairs have been overly misinterpreted and can be traced to a handful of French writers in the years immediately after Catherine's death

  • Japanese New Year

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    this time. Oshogatsu is a time to visit temples, forget the troubles of the past year, and wish for good fortune in the new. Many festivals around this time also reflect the values and ideals of New Years. History: During the time of the Empress Suiko (593-628), Japan was influenced greatly by the religion and beliefs of China. In A.D. 604 Japan officially adopted the Chinese calendar. gThe new calendar was a lunar- solar one that has its months based on the lunar cycle. Casal writes gThe

  • Cathrine The Great

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    the Great. During her reign as empress Catherine encountered many conflicts, which she surpassed so successfully that even now so many years after her death she is still remembered. Even though she was known to have many lovers during her lifetime and had three illegitimate children two of who survived, her strong spirit, willingness to make Russia a better place, and her political victories made her one of the greatest empress ever. Throughout her reign as empress Catherine’s strong spirit

  • Changing the World in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Cavendish’s The Blazing World

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    It only takes one person or one event to change the course of the world. Eve changes the world and the course of humanity when she eats from the tree of knowledge in John Milton’s Paradise Lost. In Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World, the Empress single-handedly changes the world she rules for the worse, and then changes it back again. The message is that our worlds are not fixed; they are ever changing—fickle and subject to one event or action. Humans must realize that the actions of even

  • Empress Theodora: Prostitute, Empress and Saint

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    One often hears rags to riches stories, but that of Empress Theodora’s is an especially unique one. She was born into poverty but died one of the wealthiest women in the Byzantine Empire. Theodora was a woman was at the bottom of the empire’s social ladder, but eventually saved it from its own destruction. Empress Theodora was a courtesan turned empress who was finally ordained as a saint by a Greek Orthodox Church after having a great hand in reforms in the Byzantine Empire. Theodora was born about

  • Empress Wu Essay

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    Empress Wu was born in the year 624. She would become the only female emperor of China. She would have lived during the Tang Dynasty. She was not born among the aristocracy, but her family, the Wu family, was very rich because her dad was involved in commerce. She was able to get an education because of the money her father made. The Empress become a concubine and later had two sons. When the Emperor Gaozong died she would be become regent of the Tang Dynasty because her sons were too young

  • Empress Theodora Essay

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    Jullie Kandundu 11/2/2017 Fourth period World history Empress Theodora She was from lowly birth of an animal trainer and had been an actress and a brothel worker, but later in her life took on the role of an empress. She was Theodora, the wife of the byzantine emperor Justinian and an influential figure during the time of his rule. His wife through the eyes of history, seen as unimportant from the writing of early historians, however the opposite is true. She helped reform the Byzantine empire

  • The Empress Theodora and Justinian

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    The Empress Theodora and Justinian The birth of an eastern circus woman attracted no attention at all in mid-millennium year 500. No one could ever imagine that this baby would grow up to be one of the most remarkable women in history of the World. She was the daughter of the bear keeper, a public performer,wife of Justinian, Empress of the Byzantine Empire and a natural beauty whose name became the one name in the voluminous annals of the Byzantine empire known to almost everyone; Theodora. Once

  • Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady

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    Empress Dowager Tzu His Exposed in Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady China’s great ancient empire has been the source of stories, fables, and fascination throughout the world for generations. The Asian culture has a long history of powerful leaders and ruthless battles making it one of the longest standing powers that the world has ever known. Yet, what took centuries to create was destroyed during the reign of a single ruler, plunging the country into chaos and confusion. The one who often

  • Empress Eugenie Thesis

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    Shelby Granada 12/22/15 Empress Eugenie Eugenie Conntesse de Teba was born on May 5th 1826 in a small village in Spain called Granada. Eugenie was the daughter of a Spanish noble, who fought on the French side in Napoleons Peninsular war in Spain. Eugenie married Emperor Napoleon the III in January of 1853 and become the last Empress of the French. Empress Eugenie was a gorgeous woman who was number one in French society in 1870. In 1854 the Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugenie bought several

  • Empress Wu: Evil Usurper?

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    astrology, so when it was prophesised that a women ruler would soon ascend the throne word quickly spread throughout the common people. It was predicted that within 30 years this woman known as ‘The Prince of Wu’ would rule over China. Whether or not Empress Wu’s rise to power was due to ‘heaven ordained fate’, she fulfilled the prophecy and became China’s first woman ruler in the 7th century. Historians, scholars and common people alike have long debated Wu’s reign. She is commonly referred to as an

  • Analysis Of The Will Of The Empress By Tamoro Pierce

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    read is entitled The Will of the Empress is written by Tamoro Pierce. It was Likely to show the breakdown of The Cirle's Relationships. And We Can See The Characthers Together And Learn To Work Together As Adults Even If There's A Lot of Responsibilities and painful lessons to Learn. Just Like In Our Life We Have To Face Those Struggles That Comes To Our Life. The Characters Are Sandrilene Fa Toren, Daja Kisubo, Trisan Chandler, Briar Thoss, Barenene Dor Ocmore Empress Of Nomorn. SUMMARY: The struggle

  • A Comparison Of Empress Theodora, Empress Byzantine Empire, And Queen Elizabeth I

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    in a position of power, nevertheless, they have often contributed in a plethora of ways. Empress Theodora, of the Byzantine Empire, and Queen Elizabeth I , of England, are two women who impacted their societies and were loved by their people. Empress Theodora has influenced many important laws and has encourage the people of Byzantine, no matter how hard it may be, to work and stick together. Empress Theodora influenced her husband, Justinian, to examine and change many important laws protecting