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Encyclopedia > Frederici Honores

Frederici Honores or Honores Friderici or Gloria Frederici (Latin for Glory of Frederick) was a constellation created by Johann Bode in 1787 to honor Frederick the Great, the king of Prussia who had died in the previous year. It was located in a region between the constellations Cepheus, Andromeda, Cassiopeia and Cygnus. It is no longer in use. Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Johann Elert Bode Johann Elert Bode (January 19, 1747 – November 23, 1826) was a German astronomer known for his contribution to the Titius-Bode law and his works to determine the orbit of Uranus, for which he also suggested the name. ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Frederick II of Prussia (January 24, 1712–August 17, 1786) was a king of Prussia from the Hohenzollern dynasty, reigning from 1740–86. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of... Cepheus is a northern constellation named after a character in Greek mythology, and is considered to representing a king. ... Andromeda is a constellation named for the princess Andromeda (which is Greek for Ruler over men), a character in greek mythology. ... Cassiopeia is a northern constellation which greek mythology considered to represent a vain queen. ... For the software company, see Cygnus Solutions. ...


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  • http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/honoresfriderici.htm

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Star Tales – Honores Friderici (182 words)
The constellation was squeezed between the outstretched right arm of Andromeda and the Hevelius invention of Lacerta, the Lizard.
Honores Friderici, next to Lacerta the lizard, as shown in the Uranographia of Johann Bode.
It consists of a ceremonial sword entwined with a strand of laurel, a quill pen, and a crown to symbolize him as a hero, sage, and peacemaker.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon (chapter69) (15926 words)
At some distance from the city, their approach was saluted by a long procession of the clergy and people with palms and crosses; and the terrific emblems of wolves and lions, of dragons and eagles, that floated in the military banners, represented the departed legions and cohorts of the republic.
Even the temporal interest of the city should have protected in peace and honor the residence of the popes; from whence a vain and lazy people derived the greatest part of their subsistence and riches.
His civil acts were annulled by the Roman people, who restored the honors and possessions of the Colonna; and some estimate may be formed of their wealth by their losses, of their losses by the damages of one hundred thousand gold florins which were granted them against the accomplices and heirs of the deceased pope.
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