Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda was an outrageously wealthy Spanish aristocrat, born on 29 June 1540. She was considered one of the greatest beauties of her day in Europe, even though she lost an eye in a sword fight with one of her father's young pages. Perhaps the eyepatch made her more intriguing. She married at the age of 12 to Ruy Gómez de Silva, Prince of Eboli.

Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda was an outrageously wealthy Spanish aristocrat, born on 29 June 1540. She was considered one of the greatest beauties of her day in Europe, even though she lost an eye in a sword fight with one of her father's young pages. Perhaps the eyepatch made her more intriguing. She married at the age of 12 to Ruy Gómez de Silva, Prince of Eboli.

silentcuriosity:  Cléo de Mérode 1875 -1966 was a French dancer of the Belle Époque.

silentcuriosity: Cléo de Mérode 1875 -1966 was a French dancer of the Belle Époque.

"The Most Beautiful Suicide" - On May 1st, 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale stood on the 86th floor of the observation deck of the Empire State Building and leapt to her death. Her body landed on a UN limousine that was parked on a curb and minutes after her death, photography student, Robert Wiles, photographed Evelyn's body, the photo ran in LIFE magazine's May 12th, 1947 issue.

"The Most Beautiful Suicide" - On May 1st, 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale stood on the 86th floor of the observation deck of the Empire State Building and leapt to her death. Her body landed on a UN limousine that was parked on a curb and minutes after her death, photography student, Robert Wiles, photographed Evelyn's body, the photo ran in LIFE magazine's May 12th, 1947 issue.

A FEMALE Samurai Warrior (c. late 1800s) | 20 Badass Women Who Destroyed Stereotypes and Inspired Future Generations

A FEMALE Samurai Warrior (c. late 1800s) | 20 Badass Women Who Destroyed Stereotypes and Inspired Future Generations

Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.

Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.

L to R: Grace Ingalls, Mary Ingalls, Laura Ingalls.  Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum - Mansfield, Missouri

L to R: Grace Ingalls, Mary Ingalls, Laura Ingalls. Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum - Mansfield, Missouri

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