This miniature painting, c. 1470–1472, depicts Isabeau of Bavaria's ceremonial entrance procession into Paris on the day she was crowned Queen of France, 23 August 1389. The article Isabeau of Bavaria is now featured.
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A recognition drawing of the German battleship Helgoland which was the same class as Oldenburg.
A playbill for South Pacific
Japanese battleship Musashi leaving Brunei in 1944 for the Battle of Leyte Gulf, in which the ship sunk after being struck by a total of approximately 19 torpedoes and 17 bombs.
A Sega Genesis game console with the 32X add-on
Namaqua chameleon lizards are found in the Namib Desert of Namibia and Angola
American performing artist and satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic
Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, is a popular place for travelers
Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, a portrait by Lemuel Francis Abbott. Nelson was later promoted to vice admiral. This portrait now hangs in the official residence of the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.
Four featured articles were promoted this week.
SMS Oldenburg (nom) by Parsecboy. The SMS Oldenburg was the second vessel of the Helgoland-class of battleships of the German Imperial Navy. Oldenburg's keel was laid in October 1908 at the Kaiserliche Werft dockyard in Wilhelmshaven. She was launched on 30 September 1909 and was commissioned into the fleet on 1 May 1912. The ship was equipped with twelve 30.5-centimeter (12.0 in) guns in six twin turrets, and had a top speed of 21.2 knots (39.3 km/h; 24.4 mph). Oldenburg was assigned to the I Battle Squadron of the High Seas Fleet for the majority of her career, including World War I.
Isabeau of Bavaria (nom) by Victoriaearle. Isabeau of Bavaria (also Elisabeth of Bavaria-Ingolstadt; c. 1370–1435) was Queen of France as the wife of King Charles VI, whom she married in 1385. She was born into the old and prestigious House of Wittelsbach, the eldest daughter of Duke Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti of Milan. Isabeau was sent to France when she was around 15 or 16, on approval to the young French king, who liked her enough to marry her three days after meeting her.
South Pacific (musical) (nom) by Ssilvers and Wehwalt. South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The story is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific, combining elements of several of the stories. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed that they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, would send a strong progressive message on racism.
Japanese battleship Musashi (nom) by Sturmvogel 66 and Dank. Musashi, named after an ancient Japanese province, was one of two Yamato-class battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy, beginning in the late 1930s. The Yamato-class ships were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 long tons (74,000 t) fully loaded and armed with nine 46-centimetre (18.1 in) main guns. Her secondary armament consisted of four 15.5-centimetre (6.1 in) triple-gun turrets formerly used by the Mogami-class cruisers. She was equipped with six or seven floatplanes to conduct reconnaissance.
Four featured lists were promoted this week.
List of municipalities of the Netherlands (nom) by CRwikiCA. There are 408 regular municipalities (gemeenten) and 3 public bodies (openbare lichamen) in the Netherlands. Municipalities are the second-level administrative division in the Netherlands and are subdivisions of their respective provinces. Their duties are delegated to them by the central government and they are ruled by a municipal council that is elected every four years.
Beth Orton discography (nom) by Underneath-it-All. The discography of Beth Orton (born 1970), an English folktronic singer-songwriter, consists of six studio albums, two compilation albums, three extended plays, twenty singles and thirteen music videos. Orton debuted in 1993 as the singer of the duo Spill, a collaboration with William Orbit.
List of Sega 32X games (nom) by Red Phoenix. The Sega 32X was an add-on for the Sega Genesis video game console. It was designed to expand the power of the Genesis and serve as a holdover until the release of the Sega Saturn. Independent of the Genesis, the 32X used its own ROM cartridges and had its own library of games. A total of forty titles were produced, including six that required both the Sega 32X and Sega CD add-ons.
List of Regular Show episodes (nom) by Holiday56. Regular Show is an American animated comedy television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network. Since its debut on 6 September 2010, 106 episodes of the series have been broadcast; and its fourth season premiered on 1 October 2012. It revolves around the lives of two friends – a Blue Jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby – both of whom are employed as groundskeepers at a local park. It depicts their daily routines at work and usual attempts to slack off, which often result in surreal misadventures.
Fifteen featured pictures were promoted this week.
Namaqua chameleon (nom, related article) created by Hans Stieglitz and nominated by Nikhilb239. The Namaqua Chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis) is a ground lizard. They have several interesting adaptations to their desert habitat, including the ability to change their skin colours to help with thermoregulation.
Anthocharis cardamines (nom, related article) created by MichaD and nominated by Tomer T. The Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) butterfly is found in parts of Europe and Asia. The butterfly gets its name from the orange on the males' forewings. The featured picture shows a female.
Artificial skull deformation (nom, related article) created by Archaeodontosaurus and nominated by Cowtowner. Artificial skull deformation involves intentionally distorting a human's skull by applying force to the skull while the individual is a child, typically an infant because the skull is most pliable at this time. Artificial skull deformation was once practiced in a number of cultures, and still happens today in a small number of places. Early examples date back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls.
Peter Sellers (nom, related article) created by Allan warren and nominated by Cowtowner. Peter Sellers (born Richard Henry Sellers; 1925–1980) was a British performing artist. He is well known for his comedic roles, including the character Inspector Clouseau from The Pink Panther movie series. He had a difficult personal life, but won several awards for his work including two BAFTAs and a Golden Globe.
George Foster Peabody (nom, related article) created by the Pach Brothers, restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden. George Foster Peabody (1852–1938) was an American banker and philanthropist. He amassed much of his wealth from investing in the Edison Electric Company. Peabody retired in 1906 and began to work in public service. He was a trustee of the Hampton University where he established the Peabody Collection of materials on African-American history. He had no college degrees, but received honorary degrees from Harvard, Washington and Lee Universities, and the University of Georgia. He provided the funds to establish the well-known George Foster Peabody Awards for public service in broadcasting.
Benjamin Harrison (nom, related article) created by the Pach Brothers and restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden. Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901) was the 23rd President of the United States. A major legacy from Harrison's time in office is the Sherman Antitrust Act which remains in force today. His re-election ambitions were defeated by Grover Cleveland in 1892.
"Weird Al" Yankovic (nom, related article) created by Kyle Cassidy and nominated by J Milburn. American performing artist and satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic (born 1959) is known for his humorous songs. He has sold 12 million albums as of 2007, performed in more than 1,000 live shows and has won three Grammy Awards.
Diet Coke and Mentos eruption (nom, related article) created by Mikemurphy and nominated by Omg whatever. A Diet Coke and Mentos eruption involves a reaction between a carbonated beverage and Mentos mints. The pores on the surface of the candy catalyze the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas from the soda and a large quantity of foam. Although the effect will happen with many sodas, Diet Coke is supposedly the most effective. Tonya Coffey, a physicist at Appalachian State University, wrote an article on Diet Coke and Mentos eruption that was published in the American Journal of Physics.
Prague Old Town Square (nom, related article) created and nominated by Diliff. Old Town (Czech: Staré Město) is a settlement of Prague in the Czech Republic. Old Town Square is busy with tourists during the summer. The famous medieval Prague Astronomical Clock is located in the square.
Maillezais Cathedral (nom, related article) created by Selbymay and nominated by Tomer T. Maillezais Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Maillezais) in France was once a Roman Catholic cathedral. The cathedral was destroyed in 1562 but a Benedictine monastic community remained until 1666. The bishopric was re-established in 1648 at La Rochelle.
Auld Lang Syne (nom, related article) created by John Masey Wright and John Rogers, restored and nominated by Adam Cuerden. "Auld Lang Syne" is a Scots poem by Robert Burns. It is commonly sung in much of the English speaking world at New Year celebrations and at other occasions that mark endings such as funerals and graduations. It is also sung by affiliates of the international Boy Scout movement at jamborees. English translations of the song's title include "Days Gone By" and "Old Times". The new featured picture is an illustration for the poem.