17th July 2024

What does the king in a deck of playing cards represent?


A deck of cards has 52 cards of different denominations starting from one to ten and four colours such as spades, clubs, hearts and diamonds. It has 4 types of court cards including King, Queen, and Jack. Interestingly, the Kings represent a real historical king. The king of Spades represents King David. The king of Clubs represents Alexander the Great. The king of Hearts represents Charlemagne, and the king of Diamonds represents Julius Caesar.



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