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Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, is an example of sort. He was of course always glorified as the founder of the city, and even divinized, but at the same time he was a king, with some clear tyrannical tendencies, and during all the republic, and even at the beginning of the empire, this was enough for him to be considered as an example not to follow. ...


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In Canada, Sir John A. MacDonald is today often derided as drunk and corrupt, despite his many accomplishments and notwithstanding the glowing tributes in those links. I myself am amazed that he found a compromise acceptable to the five founding provinces, and then still managed to finagle British Columbia in as well; but not all Canadians share that ...


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King Clovis the I has been called "the first Frenchman", but he was more or less ignored for long periods of French history: In April, President Chirac instructed the government to set up a national committee to mark the 1,500th anniversary of the baptism of Clovis. According to historians, the only other French celebration of the baptism of Clovis ...


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Pedro I of Brazil is not venerated neither hated in Brazil. It roots in the sui generis history of independence of Brazil, and personally of his founder and liberator. Summarizing: Pedro I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, 1798. The Portuguese Court transferred to Rio de Janeiro in 1808, running away of Napoleon invasion of Iberian Peninsula. It created the ...



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