Playing cards have been around in some form or another dating all the way back to 9th century China. By the 14th Century, they were making their way around Europe. The origins of European playing cards are highly speculative, with Chinese, Indian, and Persian parentage all claimed of them.
The four card suits that we are familiar with, hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades, were created by the French. The original concept of suits came from the Italo-Spansish deck, which contained cups, coins, clubs and swords.
Everyone is familiar with the four kings in a deck of cards in spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. But who or what do they represent and what’s the history? Let us know about them in detail. Popular historic royal figures were chosen and ascribed to each court card. The kings, David, Charles, Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great for the four types of cards.
The Four Kings:
In this line of reasoning, the king of spades is said to be David, king of Israel; the king of clubs is supposed to be Alexander the Great; the king of hearts, the French king Charlemagne; and the king of diamonds is the Roman Caesar Augustus. Some sources say the king of diamonds is Julius Caesar, not Augustus.
It’s commonly thought that each of the four kings in a deck of cards represents a great ruler of the past. The designs on the court cards hold some secrets as well.
King Of Clubs:
Among the four kings, king of clubs is good in character. The King of Clubs has amassed a resource of knowledge from which to draw with authority. They live this life on their own terms, from their unique perspective and have a commanding presence both physically and mentally. Preferring the leadership position, they demonstrate initiative and drive. King of clubs s compared with Alexander the Great.
King Of Spades:
The King of Spades♠ is one of the three immovable Fixed Cards in the Cards of Life and resides in the Crown Line of both Spirit and Life. As the King of Kings, he is the master of all trades, with the ability to achieve great things in any profession. He is well known for his verdicts. No one can betray him. The king of spades is said to be David, king of Israel.
King Of Hearts:
The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache, and he appears to be killing himself! Some speculate that the latter of these has to do with the uncertainty surrounding the death of Charles. The king of hearts, the French king Charlemagne (Charles)
Perhaps the strangest part of the whole story, however, is the day that Charles chose to kill himself: 7/6/1462. Whether it was intention of the king, the facts that 7 + 6 = 13 and 1 + 4 + 6 + 2 = 13 can only be explained as coincidences.
King Of Diamonds:
French men compare King of diamonds with Ceasar. He is unique and differs from the other 3 kings. He can see only with a single eye. The King of Diamonds, a natural born leader as the master of higher values, is all that and quite enterprising as well.
The use of names printed on French cards meant for use in France goes back a very long way probably before the emergence of the English or French patterns. In countries like Italy, Germany and Spain, they use cards similar to their kings.