Richard

The first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English "ric" (ruler, leader, king) and "hard" (strong, brave, court), therefore it means "powerful leader" as well as "King's Court". The name Richard is most often used as a boy name or male name.

Richard is a typical name in many Germanic languages, including English, German, Swedish and Dutch.

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Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke Of Buckingham - Accession of Richard III
... Parliament subsequently declared Edward V illegitimate, offering Richard the throne, and he accepted it, becoming Richard III ... Buckingham moved quickly to support Richard's claim ... He was with Richard when they took possession of the young King Edward V at Stony Stratford in April 1483, and he played a major role in the coup d'etat which followed ...
Richard, 1st Earl Of Cornwall - Marriages and Issue
... Richard of Cornwall married firstly, on 30 March 1231 at Fawley, Buckinghamshire, Isabel Marshal, widow of Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Gloucester, and daughter of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. 1250, died shortly before November 1312), daughter of Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife, Maud de Lacy, daughter of John de Lacy ... By an unknown mistress or mistresses, Richard of Cornwall had several illegitimate children, including three sons and a daughter Philip of Cornwall, a priest ...
Anne Neville
... was an English noblewoman, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"), who became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster and Queen of England as the consort of King Richard ... Her father Warwick betrothed her as a girl to Richard, youngest brother of King Edward IV of York, then later arranged her marriage to Edward, the son of King Henry VI of Lancaster ... After the deaths of Edward and Warwick, she married Richard ...
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke Of Buckingham - Rebellion of 1483
... They originally planned to depose Richard III and place Edward V back on the throne ... Richard eventually put down the rebellion Henry's ships ran into a storm and had to go back to Brittany, and Buckingham's army was greatly troubled by the same storm and deserted ... Buckingham tried to escape in disguise but was turned in for the bounty Richard had put on his head, and he was convicted of treason and beheaded in ...
Anne Neville - Death
... died, there was an eclipse, which some took to be an omen of Richard's fall from heavenly grace ... Richard is said to have wept at her funeral ... Nevertheless, rumours circulated that Richard had poisoned her in order to marry his niece Elizabeth of York ...

Famous quotes containing the word richard:

    For every man that Bolingbroke hath pressed
    To lift shrewd steel against our golden crown,
    God for his Richard hath in heavenly pay
    A glorious angel. Then if angels fight,
    Weak men must fall; for heaven still guards the right.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)