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Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Card games attract players from around the world for centuries but in the last decade, thanks to the internet, the poker game became a recreational sport played by millions every day. The history of poker game is not very clear, but one thing is certain: playing card started to be used in the late fourteen century.

When it comes to the design of the cards there is one major dispute: do the four kings represent great historic rulers and who are they?

Is a common belief that the four royal cards represent David (King of Spades), Alexander the Great (King of Clubs), King Charlemagne (King of Hearts) and Caesar Augustus (King of Diamonds). This belief seems to be contradicted by the history itself. (more…)