Oscar II


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Oscar II

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(Biography) 1829–1907, king of Sweden (1872–1907) and of Norway (1872–1905)

Oscar II


n.
1829–1907, king of Sweden 1872–1907; king of Norway 1872–1905.
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Located on the Strandvagen, a grand boulevard deigned by King Oscar II, the Diplomat, like its sister property the Grand Hotel, makes the most of its prime position in the wealthiest island neighborhood, Ostermalm.
Madame Schwimmer, with Ford's full support, chartered a Swedish liner, the Oscar II and began to organize the expedition.
The salvage firms include the one that was engaged in the operations to retrieve the ill- fated Russian Navy Oscar II class nuclear powered cruise missile submarine Kursk that sank in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000, killing all 118 sailors on board.
Moscow also announced Apr 1 that it would modernize three Oscar II diesel powered, nuclear cruise missile submarines as part of a modernization of the Russian Pacific Fleet.
In 1897 King oscar II spoke at an international congress of the press, in Stockholm, an event that the publishers and reporters themselves used to call attention to their role (and the acceptance of that role) in Swedish society.
In the 1880s, King Oscar II of Norway transplanted buildings from all the regions of the country; he had them dismantled and then rebuilt, stone by stone, on a plot of land just outside Oslo.
His plan captured the hearts and minds of his fellow countrymen (including King Oscar II and Alfred Nobel), who collectively bankrolled the expedition.
Other paintings which give a Scandinavian accent to a synthesis of turn-of the-century styles are The Factory: View from Waldermarsudde towards the Old Saltsjokvarn by Prince Eugen (1865-1947), who was the youngest son of King Oscar II but an important figure in Swedish art of this period on his own merits, and Riddarfjarden, Stockholm, by Eugen Jansson (1862-1915) an enthralling, near abstract nocturnal waterscape which bears the unmistakable influence of Edvard Much.
The auction also features a painting by Antonio Jacobsen of the liner Oscar II which car magnate Henry Ford chartered in 1915 to take him and his supporters to Europe to try to prevent the entry of the United States into the First World War.
Oddly, Russian submarines receive little attention, most of it devoted to peacetime losses of the Komsolomets (the Mike-class submarine) in 1989 and that of the Kursk (an Oscar II) in 2000.
When a rueful Oscar II abdicated the throne on October 26th, Norway was able to fully savour complete independence for the First time in four centuries of almost unbroken foreign influence, firstly from Denmark and then Sweden.