Kings of 52s

There are many ways to win the game of cards, but the King of a deck of cards is the most important. If you can get your hands on the King of a deck of cards, you are almost guaranteed to win the game.

Many believe that each King in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.

♣ Clubs ♣ – Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia, conquered a vast region and lived from 356 to 323 BCE

♥ Hearts ♥ – Charlemagne, King of France and the first Holy Roman Emperor, lived from 747 to 814 AD. 

♠ Spades ♠ – King David of Israel from the Old Testament

♦ Diamonds ♦ – Roman Caesar Augustus. Some sources say the king of diamonds is Julius Caesar not Augustus.



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