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When informed of the accession of Peter III of Russia in 1762, George III said, “Well, there are now nine of us in Europe the third of our respective names”:
George III, King of England
Charles III, King of Spain
Augustus III, King of Poland
Frederick III, King of Prussia
Charles Emanuel III, King of Sardinia
Mustapha III, Emperor of the Turks
Peter III, Emperor of Russia
Francis III, Duke of Modena
Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha
Such a coincidence was unprecedented in European history.

When informed of the accession of Peter III of Russia in 1762, George III said, “Well, there are now nine of us in Europe the third of our respective names”:

  • George III, King of England
  • Charles III, King of Spain
  • Augustus III, King of Poland
  • Frederick III, King of Prussia
  • Charles Emanuel III, King of Sardinia
  • Mustapha III, Emperor of the Turks
  • Peter III, Emperor of Russia
  • Francis III, Duke of Modena
  • Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha

Such a coincidence was unprecedented in European history.

(Source: futilitycloset.com)

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