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On this day… died Maria Isabel of Braganza

Maria Isabel of Braganza was an Infanta of Portugal court, the daughter of John VI of Portugal and Carlota Joaquina of Spain. She became queen of Spain when she married her maternal uncle Ferdinand VII of Spain on 29 September 1816. She was the second wife of Ferdinand VII, whose first wife had died childless.… Continue reading On this day… died Maria Isabel of Braganza

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On this day… was born Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born artist. She's famous for extending the art beyond of the conventional mediums, as she worked in modern design including the concepts of geometric abstraction in objects of everyday life as furniture, fabrics, wall coverings and clothes. To Delaunay, the artist could find the inspiration in the simple things, because she… Continue reading On this day… was born Sonia Delaunay

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On this day… was born Ninette de Valois

Dame Ninette de Valois was a ballerina, choreographer, teacher and director and founder of what is now called the Royal Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies of 20th century and still one of leading ballet companies in the world. She was born in Ireland in 1898. Before any English ballet companies existed, she danced… Continue reading On this day… was born Ninette de Valois

Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters, Pre-Raphaelite

On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

Evelyn de Morgan was an English painter, born Evelyn Pickering, changing her name in 1887, when she married the ceramist William De Morgan. Her works were very influenced by the style of the Pre-Raphaelite art. She was a follower of the Edward Burne-Jones (a painter of the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement) paintings. In… Continue reading On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan