The kings in a deck of cards represent four real figures

The kings in a deck of cards represent four real figures

In the 16th century, the French normalized the card game to include these four characters. Some claim that it is Julius Caesar on the king of diamonds. Supposedly, kings in a deck of cards no longer represent anyone, but if you look closer, you can see;

  • The spade has the largest sword David has taken at Goliath.
  • The club has a globe to symbolize all the land conquered by Alexander the Great.
  • The heart has no mustache and a royal mantle showing the riches of Charlemagne.
  • The diamond has an ax with a raised hand representing the Roman salvation created by Augustus.

King David – Spades

Alexander the Great – Clubs

Charlemagne – Hearts

Augustus – Diamonds