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  Ernst Johann von Biron - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Ernst Johann von Biron or Biren, (1690 - 28 December 1772), duke of Courland, was the grandson of a groom in the service of Jacob Kettler, Duke of Courland, who bestowed upon him a small estate, which Biren's father inherited and where Biren himself was born.
He received what little education he had at the academy of Königsberg, from which he was expelled for riotous conduct.
At Anna's coronation (19 May 1730) he became grand-chamberlain, a count of the Empire, on which occasion he is said to have adopted the arms of the French ducal house of Biron, and was presented with an estate at Wenden with 50,000 crowns a year.
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 Anna Ivanovna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Under Tsarina Anna Ivanovna power of the government shifted from the Privy Council to the ministers she brought from Kurland, the so-called German party, dominated by Baron Ostermann, an excellent administrator, Munnich, the builder of the Ladoga Canal, and Anna's favorite, Ernst Johann Biron.
The German party was strongly disliked by the Russians, especially Biron, who used his position for personal aggrandizement.
Opposition to the ruling government, however, was punished with torture, death and exile.
www.distinguishedwomen.com /biographies/annaivan.html   (393 words)

 ✓ 1._Dezember - Weltraummedizin.de - Weltraummedizin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
1640 - Portugal wird von Spanien wieder unabhängig und Johann IV.
1690 - Ernst Johann von Biron, Herzog von Kurland
1960 - Ernst Rowohlt, in Hamburg; deutscher Verleger (* 23.06.
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