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27 November

On November 27, 1724, Wilhelm Mons, who served as gentleman-in-waiting for Catherine, the wife of Emperor Peter the Great, was executed on bribery charges - in reality for being Empress Catherine’s minion. Ironically, the unfortunate lover happened to be the brother of Anna Mons, Peter the Great’s mistress, rumored to have been his only true love.…

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Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire.

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