Latest House of Habsburg Stories

2011-03-18 15:00:31

Today, during the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher T. Nguyen will hold an oral presentation on a study titled "Mandibular Changes Produced by Skeletal Anchorage Assisted Orthopedic Traction." The objective of this study was to evaluate...

2010-06-30 07:36:00

VIENNA, Austria, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The death of Prof. Rudolf Leopold has caused profound dismay for his family, in particular his wife Elisabeth. Ministry of Cultural Affairs Section Head Helmut Moser, chairman of the board of the Leopold Museum Private Foundation, and the entire board are deeply affected by the art collector's sudden passing. Rudolf Leopold, born March 1, 1925 in Vienna, died on 29th of June at the age of 85 following a brief illness. Leopold was a...

2009-04-15 18:01:55

A genetic study suggests inbreeding led to the demise of Spain's powerful Hapsburg dynasty, Spanish scientists said. The Hapsburgs ruled a global empire from 1516 until the death of Spain's King Charles II in 1700. Gonzalo Alvarez of Spain's University of Santiago de Compostela said generations of intermarriage left the king unable to provide an heir, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. The study, published in the journal Public Library of Science, found that nine out of 11 Hapsburg...

2009-04-15 10:13:22

The powerful Habsburg dynasty ruled Spain and its empire from 1516 to 1700 but when King Charles II died in 1700 without any children from his two marriages, the male line died out and the French Bourbon dynasty came to power in Spain. Reporting in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, April 15, Gonzalo Alvarez and colleagues at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, provide genetic evidence to support the historical evidence that the high frequency of inbreeding (mating...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'