Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
April 08, 2018
Napoleon - October 27, 1806
His Serene Highness the Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary Miklós Horthy and Adolf Hitler - August 24, 1938³
President Barack Obama - June 09, 2013
Brat, Me, Beer and the Brandenburg Gate - April 08, 2018
¹ In Greek and Roman architecture, there are five orders of columns:
Doric (Greek): The most plain
Ionic (Greek): Has the scrolls
Corinthian (Greek): The most fancy
Tuscan (Roman): Very plain design. It is a simplified adaptation of the Doric order with an unfluted shaft
Composite (Roman): Mixed, combining the scroll of the Ionic with the leaves of the Corinthian
Note: The Khan Academy does a fine job explaining the first three.
² A quadriga is the type of chariot driven by Judah Ben-Hur and Messala in the movie Ben Hur.
³ Miklós Horthy was a Hungarian admiral and statesman who served as the regent of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1920 - 1944. On his state visit to Germany in August 1938, Hitler asked Horthy for troops and materiel to participate in Germany's planned invasion of Czechoslovakia. In exchange, Horthy later reported, "He gave me to understand that as a reward we should be allowed to keep the territory we had invaded." Horthy said he declined, insisting to Hitler that Hungary's claims on the disputed lands should be settled by peaceful means.