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Susan
09-25-2010, 10:31 PM
September 26 in royal history:

September 26, 1087 - Coronation of William II

September 26, 1810 - Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne

September 26, 1870 - Birth of Christian X of Denmark

September 26, 2000 - Birth of Princess Salma of Jordan, daughter of King Abdullah II

annis
09-25-2010, 11:13 PM
September 26, 46 BC. Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pharsalus) which was a decisive victory for him.

The temple was built of solid marble with eight columns (octostyle) see photo at Heritge Key (http://heritage-key.com/site/temple-venus-genetrix-rome) on the facade on a raised podium ascended by two small lateral staircases. The temple treasure (now long vanished) included a cult statue of Venus, as well as statues of Caesar and Cleopatra; numerous works of art, including Greek paintings; six collections of engraved gems; and a breastplate decorated with pearls from Britannia.

Caesar originally planned to build the temple to Venus Victrix, but the Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC postponed the construction. He decided to dedicate his own temple to Venus Genetrix as the mother of Aeneas, considered the ancestor of the gens Julia to which Caesar belonged.

The temple was built in 46 BC in the city of Rome, in the new Forum of Caesar. It was placed at the end of a long enclosure by the Forum, a practice that was borrowed by the Romans from the Etruscans and which later became a standard architectural feature throughout the Roman Empire.
The area was damaged by the fire in 80 AD. Later the temple was rebuilt by Domitian and was restored by Trajan in 113 AD. The three columns now visible belong to this later reconstruction.

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/ammiemac/200px-RomaForoCesareDaNord.jpg

Susan
09-27-2010, 12:32 AM
September 27 in royal history:

September 27, 1601 - Birth of Louis XIII of France

September 27, 1657 – Birth of Sophia Alekseyevna, Regent of Russia, daughter of Tsar Alexei I of Russia

September 27, 1781 – Birth of William I of Württemberg

September 27, 1760 – Death of Maria Amalia of Saxony, wife of Charles III of Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

September 27, 1788 – Death of Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, first wife of Frederick I of Württemberg, at Koluvere Manor, Kullamaa near Reval, Estonia; buried at the Church of Kullamaa in Lääne County, Estonia
Augusta’s husband was violent towards her. She was offered refuge from Catherine the Great of Russia, mother-in-law of her husband’s sister, at her imperial estate in Estonia. It is there that Augusta died.

September 27, 1922 - Abdication of Constantine I of Greece

September 27, 1967 - Death of Prince Felix Yussupov, assassin of Rasputin, Princess Irina Alexandrovna, in Paris, France; buried at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery near Paris

September 27, 1996 - Birth of Princess Iman of Jordan, daughter of King Abdullah II

Susan
09-28-2010, 12:08 AM
September 28 in royal history:

September 28, 1663 - Birth of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton , illegitimate son of King Charles II by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

September 28, 1745 - "God Save the King" sung for the first time at the Drury Lane Theatre, London

September 28, 1828 – Birth of Antoinette de Mérode-Westerloo, wife of Charles III of Monaco

September 28, 1863 – Birth of Carlos I of Portugal

September 28, 1865 – Birth of Amélie of Orleans, wife of Carlos I of Portugal

September 28, 1907 – Death of Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden

Susan
09-28-2010, 11:48 PM
September 29 in royal history:

September 29, 1240 - Birth of Margaret, daughter of Henry III, at Windsor Castle

September 29, 1328 – Birth of Joan of Kent, wife of Edward, the Black Prince, mother of Richard II

September 29, 1360 – Death of Joanna of Auvergne, wife of John II of France, at Chateau d'Argilly; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

September 29, 1388 – Birth of Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV

September 29, 1560 – Death of Gustav I of Sweden at Stockholm Palace; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

September 29, 1766 - Birth of Charlotte, Princess Royal, daughter of George III, at Buckingham Palace

September 29, 1833 – Death of Ferdinand VII of Spain in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

September 29, 1853 – Birth of Princess Thyra of Denmark, daughter of Christian IX

September 29, 1898 – Death of Louise of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Christian IX of Denmark, at Bernstorff Castle; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

September 29, 1999 - Birth of Juan Urdangarín, son of Infanta Cristina of Spain

Susan
09-29-2010, 11:12 PM
September 30 in royal history:

September 30, 1399 - Richard II deposed; Henry IV becomes king

September 30, 1811 – Birth of Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach, wife of William I, German Emperor

September 30, 1898 - Birth of Princess Charlotte of Monaco, mother of Prince Rainier III

September 30, 1972 - Birth of Ari Behn, husband of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

September 30, 1992 - Birth of Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, daughter of the Earl of St. Andrews

Susan
09-30-2010, 11:06 PM
October 1 in royal history:

October 1, 959 - Death of King Eadwig at Gloucester, England, buried in Winchester Cathedral

October 1, 1207 - Birth of Henry III at Winchester Castle

October 1, 1361 - Death of Margaret, daughter of Edward III, buried at Abingdon Abbey, Oxfordshire

October 1, 1553 – Coronation of Mary I

October 1, 1868 - Death of Mongkut, Rama IV of Thailand

October 1, 1919 – Death of Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen, at Baden-Baden, Germany
Charlotte was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. She married her second cousin Duke Bernhard II of Saxe-Meiningen.

October 1, 1969 - Birth of Prince Nikolaos of Greece, son of King Constantine II

Susan
10-02-2010, 01:17 AM
October 2 in royal history:

October 2, 1452 - Birth of Richard III at Fotheringay Castle

October 2, 1921- Death of former William II of Württemberg at Bebenhausen, Germany; buried at the Old Cemetery in Ludwigsburg, Germany

Susan
10-02-2010, 10:57 PM
October 3 in royal history:

October 3, 1283 - Execution of David ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales
David was probably the first person to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.

October 3, 1568 – Death of Élisabeth de Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

October 3, 1891 – Birth of Prince Maurice of Battenberg, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Maurice was the son of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He was killed in action during World War I.

October 3, 1918 - Abdication of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria; his son Boris III becomes tsar

October 3, 1990 – Death of Stefano Casiraghi, second husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, in a boating accident

October 3, 2004 – Beatification of Emperor Karl I of Austria

Susan
10-03-2010, 08:10 PM
October 4 in royal history:

October 4, 1289 - Birth of Louis X of France

October 4, 1550 - Birth of Charles IX of Sweden

October 4, 1910 - Manuel II driven out of Portugal by revolution

October 4, 1997 - Wedding of Infanta Cristina of Spain and Iñaki Urdangarín y Liebaert

October 4, 2005 – Birth of Prince Emmanuel of Belgium, son of Crown Prince Philippe

Susan
10-04-2010, 10:08 PM
October 5 in royal history:

October 5, 1285 - Death of Phillip III of France; first buried in the city of Narbonne, later buried at the Basilica of St. Denis near Paris

October 5, 1658 - Birth of Maria Beatrice of Modena, second wife of James II, at Ducal Palace, Modena, Italy

October 5, 1641- Birth of Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Marquise de Montespan, better known as Madame de Montespan, mistress of Louis XIV

October 5, 1840 – Birth of Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein

October 5, 1858 - Birth of Prince Henry of Battenberg, husband of Princess Beatrice (daughter of Queen Victoria), at Milan, Italy

Susan
10-04-2010, 10:09 PM
October 6 in royal history:

October 6, 1644 – Death of Élisabeth de Bourbon, first wife of Philip IV of Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

October 6, 1773 – Birth of Louis-Philippe I, King of the French

October 6, 1828 - Death of Charlotte, Princess Royal, daughter of George III, at Ludwigsburg Palace, Stuttgart, Germany; buried in the royal vault at Ludwigsburg Palace Church

October 6, 1891 – Death of Charles of Württemberg at Stuttgart, Germany; buried at the Old Castle in Stuttgart

October 6, 2002 - Death of Prince Claus of the Netherlands, husband of Queen Beatrix, at the AMC University Hospital in Amsterdam; buried at the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

Susan
10-06-2010, 11:10 PM
October 7 in royal history:

October 7, 1363 - Death of Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III, at Alba, Piedmont, Italy; buried at the Clare Priory, Suffolk, England

October 7, 1471 - Birth of Frederick I of Denmark

October 7, 1748 - Birth of Charles XIII of Sweden

October 7, 1776 – Wedding of Paul I of Russia and Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg, his second wife (Maria Feodorovna after her marriage)

October 7, 1870 – Birth of Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine at Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Germany
Prince Friedrich, known as Frittie in the family, was the son of Princess Alice (daughter of Queen Victoria) and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. Afflicted with hemophilia, he died after falling from a window at age 3.

October 7, 2000 - Accession of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg following the abdication of his father

October 7, 2004 – King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates in favor of his son Norodom Sihamoni

Susan
10-07-2010, 11:49 PM
October 8 in royal history:

October 8, 1515 – Margaret Douglas, daughter of Margaret Tudor, mother of Henry, Lord Darnley

October 8, 1895 - Birth of Ahmed Zogolli, King Zog I of Albania

October 8, 1993 - Wedding of Viscount Linley (son of Princess Margaret) and The Honorable Serena Alleyne Stanhope at St. Margaret's, Westminster

Susan
10-09-2010, 01:31 AM
October 9 in royal history:

October 9, 1514 - Wedding of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, and Louis XII of France, at Abbeville Cathedral, France

October 9, 1690 - Death of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton , illegitimate son of Charles II by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

October 9, 1709 - Death of Barbara Villiers Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, mistress of Charles II

October 9, 1757 – Birth of Charles X of France

October 9, 1934 - Assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia at Marseilles, France; buried at the Memorial Church of St. George, Oplenac nearby Topola, Serbia

October 9, 1935 - Birth of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent at 3 Belgrave Square, London, England
Edward became Duke of Kent at age 7 when his father died in a plane crash during active military service in World War II.

October 9, 1937 – Death of Grand Duke Ernest of Hesse and by Rhine, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Wolfsgarten, Langen, Germany; buried at Rosenhöhe Chapel, Darmstadt
Ernest was the son of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. He married his first cousin Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh but they divorced after seven years of marriage. Ernest married again to Princess Eleonore of Solms-Braunfels.

Susan
10-09-2010, 07:31 PM
October 10 in royal history:

October 10, 1344 - Birth of Mary of Waltham, daughter of Edward III, at Waltham, Hampshire

October 10, 1361 - Wedding of Edward, Prince of Wales (Black Prince), son of Edward III, and Joan, Countess of Kent at Windsor Castle

October 10, 1741 – Birth of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

October 10, 1830 - Birth of Isabella II of Spain

October 10, 1903 – Birth of Prince Charles of Belgium, Prince Regent of Belgium

October 10, 1914 - Death of Carol I of Romania at Sinaia, Romania; buried at the Curtea de Arges Monastery

October 10, 1952 - Wedding of Princess Yori of Japan, daughter of Emperor Hirohito, and Takamasa Ikeda

Susan
10-10-2010, 10:02 PM
October 11 in royal history:

October 11, 1159 - Death of William of Blois, Count of Boulogne, son of King Stephen, at Toulouse, France; buried at the Hospital of Montmorillon, Poitou, France

October 11, 1671 - Birth of Frederick IV of Denmark

October 11, 1721 – Death of Prince Anton Florian of Liechtenstein; buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

October 11, 1727 - Coronation of George II

October 11, 1850 – Death of Louise-Marie of Orleans, wife of Leopold I of Belgium, at Ostend, Belgium; buried at the Royal crypt in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium

October 11, 1916 – Death of former Otto I of Bavaria at Schloss Fürstenried in Munich, Germany; buried at St. Michael's Church, Munich

October 11, 1927 - Birth of Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium, wife of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

October 11, 1963 – Birth of Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan, son of King Hussein and his second wife Princess Muna Al Hussein

October 11, 1982 - Tudor ship the Mary Rose is raised near Portsmouth, England

October 11, 1969 - Birth of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, son of Queen Beatrix

October 11, 1995 - Birth of Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria, daughter of Princess Astrid of Belgium

Susan
10-11-2010, 08:36 PM
October 12 in royal history:

October 12, 1459 – Lancastrians score a victory at the Battle of Ludford Bridge

October 12, 1537 - Birth of Edward VI at Hampton Court Palace

October 12, 1664 – Birth of Praskovia Fyodorovna Saltykova, wife of Tsar Ivan V of Russia

October 12, 1730 – Death of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway

October 12, 1798 – Birth of Pedro IV of Portugal (Emperor Pedro I of Brazil)

October 12, 1810 - Wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
The public was invited to attend the event which became an annual celebration later known as Oktoberfest.

October 12, 1837 –Death of Wilhelmine of Prussia, wife of William I of the Netherlands, at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague; buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

October 12, 1894 – Birth of Elisabeth of Romania, wife of George II of Greece

Susan
10-12-2010, 11:36 PM
October 13, 54 - Death of Roman Emperor Claudius, probably from poison

October 13, 1162 - Birth of Eleanor, daughter of Henry II, at Domfront Castle, Normandy

October 13, 1399 - Coronation of Henry IV
Henry’s second wife Joan of Navarre was crowned on February 26, 1403. His first wife Mary de Bohun died in childbirth before he became king.

October 13, 1453 - Birth of Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VI, at the Palace of Westminster

October 13, 1825 – Death of Maximilian I of Bavaria at Nymphenburg Palace, near Munich; buried at Theatinerkirche (St. Kajetan) in Munich

October 13, 1900 – Birth of Ghislaine Marie Francoise Dommanget, wife of Louis II of Monaco

October 13, 1943 - Wedding of Princess Teru of Japan, daughter of Emperor Hirohito, and Prince Higashikuni Morihiro, grandson of Emperor Meiji

Susan
10-13-2010, 11:16 PM
October 14 in royal history:

October 14, 1066 - Death of Harold II at the Battle of Hastings; buried at Waltham Abbey, Essex

October 14, 1217 – Death of Isabella of Gloucester, first wife of King John (marriage was annulled); buried at Canterbury Cathedral

October 14, 1274 - Death of Henry, son of Edward I, at Merton, Surrey; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 14, 1404 – Birth of Marie of Anjou, wife of Charles VII of France

October 14, 1499 – Birth of Claude of France, first wife of Francis I of France

October 14, 1574 – Birth of Anne of Denmark, daughter of Frederik II of Denmark, wife of James VI of Scotland/James I of England, at Skanderborg Castle, Jutland, Denmark

October 14, 1586 - Mary, Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I

October 14, 1630 - Birth of Electress Sophia of Hanover at Wassenaer Court, The Hague, Holland
In 1701, the British succession was settled upon Sophia and her Protestant heirs by the Act of Settlement. Her mother Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of King James I. Sophia died six weeks before Queen Anne. Had she survived Anne, Sophia would have been queen. Instead her son ascended the throne as King George I.

October 14, 1631 – Death of Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, wife of Frederick II of Denmark, at the Palace of Nykøbing Slot on the island of Falster, Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

October 14, 1633 - Birth of James II at St. James's Palace

October 14, 1784 – Birth of Ferdinand VII of Spain

October 14, 1938 - Birth of Farah Diba, wife of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran

Susan
10-14-2010, 11:05 PM
October 15 in royal history:

October 15, 1527 – Birth of Maria Manuela of Portugal, first wife of Philip II of Spain
Maria Manuela died from childbirth complications before Philip became king.

October 15, 1795 – Birth of Frederick William IV of Prussia

October 15, 1874 – Birth of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, at Buckingham Palace

October 15, 1893 – Birth of Carol II of Romania

October 15, 1959 - Birth of Sarah Ferguson at 27 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London

October 15, 2005 – Birth of Prince Christian of Denmark, son of Crown Prince Frederik

Susan
10-16-2010, 01:09 AM
October 16 in royal history:

October 16, 1430 - Birth of James II of Scotland

October 16, 1673 - Birth of Lady Mary Tudor, illegitimate daughter of Charles II by Mary 'Moll' Davis

October 16, 1751 – Birth of Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, second wife of Frederick William II of Prussia

October 16, 1793 - Execution of Marie Antoinette of France at the Place de la Révolution, Paris; originally buried in a mass grave near the location of today's La Madeleine church, reburied at the Basilica of St. Denis

October 16, 1914 - Birth of Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan

Susan
10-17-2010, 01:29 AM
October 17 in royal history:

October 17, 1521 - Henry VIII becomes "Defender of the Faith"
Pope Leo X conferred the title "Defender of the Faith" on Henry VIII for attacking Martin Luther's views on the sacraments. The title was taken away from Henry when he was excommunicated. In 1544, the Parliament of England conferred the title, "Defender of the Faith", on the monarch and his successors.

October 17, 1680 - Death of Charles FitzCharles, 1st Earl of Plymouth, illegitimate son of Charles II by Catherine Pegge

October 17, 1768 – Death of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

October 17, 1819 – Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

October 17, 1853 - Birth of Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Alexander II, wife of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, at Tsarskoe-Selo, Russia

Susan
10-17-2010, 09:43 PM
October 18 in royal history:

October 18, 1469 - Wedding of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile

October 18, 1538 – Death of Germaine of Foix, second wife of Ferdinand II of Aragon; buried at the Convent San Miguel de los Reyes in Valencia

October 18, 1541 - Death of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, wife of James IV of Scotland, Archibald Douglas and Henry Stewart and sister of Henry VIII, at Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland; buried at the Carthusian Abbey of St John, Perth, Scotland

October 18, 1804 - Birth of Mongkut, Rama IV of Thailand

October 18, 1831 - Birth of Frederick III, German Emperor and King of Prussia, husband of Princess Victoria, Princess Royal, at Neues Palais, Potsdam, Germany

October 18, 1921 – Death of Ludwig III of Bavaria at Nádasdy Castke inSárvár, Hungary; buried at the Frauenkirche, Munich

Susan
10-18-2010, 11:12 PM
October 19 in royal history:

October 19, 1216 - Death of King John at Newark Castle; buried at Worcester Cathedral

October 19, 1658 – Birth of Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

October 19, 1851 – Death of Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte of France, daughter of Louis XVI, at Frohsdorf, Austria; buried at the Franciscan Monastery church of Kostanjevica in Görtz, then in Austria, now the Slovenian city of Nova Gorica

October 19, 1889 – Death of Luís I of Portugal at Cascais, Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

October 19, 1963 - Birth of Prince Laurent of Belgium, son of King Albert II

Susan
10-19-2010, 10:48 PM
October 20 in royal history:

October 20, 1714 - Coronation of George I
No queen was crowned. George had divorced his wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle in 1694 and held her in the Castle of Ahlden in Celle until her death 32 years later.

October 20, 1740 - Death of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary (as Charles III), King of Bohemia and Archduke of Austria

October 20, 1934 - Birth of Michiko Shôda, wife of Emperor Akihito of Japan

Susan
10-20-2010, 11:19 PM
October 21 in royal history:

October 21, 1422 – Death of Charles VI of France at Paris; buried at St. Denis Basilica

October 21, 1449 - Birth of George, Duke of Clarence, son of Richard, Duke of York and brother of Edward IV and Richard III, at Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

October 21, 1821 - Birth of Thomas Lyon-Bowes, the Monster of Glamis
The Monster of Glamis was reportedly a deformed member of the Bowes-Lyon family kept in seclusion at Glamis Castle, Scotland.

Susan
10-22-2010, 12:29 AM
October 22 in royal history:

October 22, 1071 - Birth of William IX, Duke of Aquitaine
William, the grandfather of Eleanor of Aquitaine, was one of the first European lyric poets and used vernacular language in his songs and poems. He is considered to be the first troubadour.

October 22, 1383 – Death of Fernando I of Portugal in Lisbon; buried at the Carmo Convent, Lisbon

October 22, 1660 - Birth of Charles, Duke of Cambridge, son of James II, at Worcester House, London, England
Charles was the eldest son of James, Duke of York (later James II) and his first wife Anne Hyde. He died at age 6 months and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

October 22, 1689 – Birth of João V of Portugal

October 22, 1692 – Birth of Elizabeth Farnese, second wife of Philip V of Spain

October 22, 1751 – Death of William IV, Prince of Orange

October 22, 1759 – Birth of Louise d'Aumont Mazarin, wife of Prince Honoré IV of Monaco

October 22, 1858 – Birth of Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany

October 22, 2002 - Death of Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyi, wife of Zog I of Albania, at Tirana, Albania; buried at Sharra Cemetery in Tirana

annis
10-22-2010, 08:20 PM
Today marks the first major conflict of the English Civil Wars - the Battle of Edgehill (http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=3), 23rd October 1642

This battle features in Elizabeth Goudge's White Witch and also Claire Letemendia's Best of Men. Goudge describes an interesting landmark in her novel, since lost -- the Red Horse of Tysoe (http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/hillfigs/lost/tysoe/tysoe.htm). Perhaps appropriately, Tysoe was named after the Anglo-Saxon god of war, Tyr or Tiw.

The site of the battle has the reputation of being one of the most haunted of British battlefields:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/content/articles/2006/05/24/weird_edgehill_ghosts_feature.shtml

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/ammiemac/Thomas-Stothard-Battle-of-EdgeHill--Restrike-Etching--36894.jpg

Susan
10-23-2010, 01:07 AM
October 23 in royal history:

October 23, 1503 – Birth of Isabel of Portugal, wife of Charles I of Spain (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor)

October 23, 1636 – Birth of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, wife Charles X of Sweden

October 23, 1893 – Death of Alexander Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria in Graz, Austria; buried at the Battenberg Mausoleum in Sofia, Bulgaria

October 23, 1910 - Birth of Chulalongkorn the Great, Rama V of Thailand

October 23, 1941 - Wedding of Prince Mikasa of Japan, son of Emperor Taisho, to Takagi Yoriko

October 23, 1991 - Birth of Princess Mako of Japan, daughter of Prince Akishino

Susan
10-23-2010, 10:00 PM
October 24 in royal history:

October 24, 996 – Death of Hugh Capet of France in Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica near Paris

October 24, 1375 - Death of Valdemar IV of Denmark at at Gurre Castle in Zealand, Denmark; buried at Sorø Abbey in Zealand, Denmark

October 24, 1537 - Death of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, from childbirth complications at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

October 24, 1887 - Birth of Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg, wife of Alfonso XIII of Spain, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland

October 24, 1947 - Birth of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, son of Prince Franz Josef II, brother of Prince Hans-Adam II

October 24, 1974 - Birth of Alexander, Earl of Ulster, son of the Duke of Gloucester

Susan
10-24-2010, 11:04 PM
October 25 in royal history:

October 25, 1047 – Death of Magnus I of Norway and Denmark; buried at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

October 25, 1154 - Death of King Stephen at Dover Castle, Kent; buried at Faversham Abbey, Kent; Henry II ascends to the throne, the first of the Angevin kings

October 25, 1415 - Henry V defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt

October 25, 1495 – Death of John II of Portugal

October 25, 1586 - Death sentence passed on Mary, Queen of Scots

October 25, 1759 – Birth of Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia

October 25, 1760 - Death of George II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 25, 1920 - Death of Alexander of Greece from blood poisoning caused by a monkey bite, at Athens, Greece; buried at the Royal Cemetery in the park of Tatoi Palace

October 25, 1921 - Birth of King Michael of Romania

October 25, 1951 – Death of Amélie of Orléans, wife of Carlos I of Portugal, at Château de Bellevue, Le Chesnay, France; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

October 25, 2001 - Birth of Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, daughter of Crown Prince Philippe

Susan
10-26-2010, 01:18 AM
October 26 in royal history:

October 26, 899 - Death of Alfred the Great; buried at Hyde Abbey, Winchester

October 26, 1406 - Wedding of Philippa of England, daughter of Henry IV, and Eric VII of Denmark at Lund, Sweden

October 26, 1580 – Death of Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II Spain, at Badajoz, Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

October 26, 1717 – Death of Catherine Sedley, mistress of James II

October 26, 1802 – Birth of Miguel I of Portugal

October 26, 1919 - Birth of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran

October 26, 1944 - Death of Princess Beatrice, last surviving child of Queen Victoria, at Bantridge Park, Balcombe, Sussex, England; buried at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight

Susan
10-27-2010, 12:39 AM
October 27 in royal history:

October 27, 940 - Death of King Athelstan at Gloucester, England; buried at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England

October 27, 1401 – Birth of Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V

October 27, 1505 - Death of Tsar Ivan III of Russia in Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Moscow

October 27, 1914 – Death of Prince Maurice of Battenberg, grandson of Queen Victoria, during World War I at Zonnebeke, Ypres, Belgium; buried at the at Ypres Town Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
Maurice was the son of Princess Beatrice (Queen Victoria's daughter) and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He was killed in action during World War I.

Susan
10-28-2010, 12:25 AM
October 28 in royal history:

October 28, 1412 – Death of Margaret Valdemarsdatter on a ship in Flensburg Fjord; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

October 28, 1667 – Birth of Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain

October 28, 1708 – Death of George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne at Kensington Palace; buried in Westminster Abbey

October 28, 1740 – Death of Empress Anna of Russia

October 28, 1767 – Birth of Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Frederick VI of Denmark

October 28, 1893 – Birth of Felix of Bourbon-Parma, husband of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg

October 28, 1917 - Death of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, husband of Princess Helena, at Schomberg House, Pall Mall, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor

October 28, 1964 - Birth of Julia Caroline Rawlinson, wife of James Ogilvy and daughter-in-law of Princess Alexandra

October 28, 1967 - Birth of Princess Sophie of Bavaria, wife of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein

Susan
10-28-2010, 12:27 AM
October 29 in royal history:

October 29, 1816 – Birth of Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, co-ruler and husband of Maria II of Portugal
Ferdinand was first cousin of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

October 29, 1875 - Birth of Princess Marie of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Marie was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Alexander II. She married Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania and later became Queen.

October 29, 1900 – Death of Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Pretoria, South Africa; buried in the Pretoria Cemetery, South Africa
Prince Christian was the son of Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He died of enteric fever at Pretoria, South Africa while serving with the British Army during the Boer War.

October 29, 1950 - Death of Gustav V at Drottningholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

October 29, 1998 - Birth of Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece, son of Crown Prince Pavlos

October 29, 2004 - Death of Princess Alice, Dowager Duchess of Gloucester at Kensington Palace; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Alice was the widow of George V's son Henry, Duke of Gloucester, aunt of Queen Elizabeth II and mother of Richard, the current Duke of Gloucester. She was 102 and was the longest lived member of the British Royal Family.

Susan
10-28-2010, 11:04 PM
October 30 in royal history:

October 30, 1485 - Coronation of Henry VII

October 30, 1611 – Death of Charles IX of Sweden at Nyköping Castle; buried at Strängnäs Cathedral

October 30, 1668 – Birth of Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, wife of Frederick I of Prussia

October 30, 1816 – Death of Frederick I of Württemberg; buried at the Palace Chapel in Ludwigsburg Palace

October 30, 1892 – Death of Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, wife of Charles I of Württemberg, at Friedrichshafen, Württemberg; buried at the Old Castle in Stuttgart

Susan
10-28-2010, 11:05 PM
October 31 in royal history:

October 31, 1214 - Death of Eleanor, daughter of Henry II, at the Abbey of Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile; buried at the Abbey of Las Huelgas
Born in 1162, Eleanor was the second daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1179, she married King Alfonso VIII of Castile. The marriage was a happy one and produced four sons and eight daughters. Alfonso died on October 6, 1214. Eleanor was grief-stricken and died 25 days later. They were both buried in the Abbey of Las Huelgas near Burgos, where their daughter Constance was the abbess.

October 31, 1345 – Birth of Fernando I of Portugal

October 31, 1391 – Birth of King Duarte of Portugal

October 31, 1613 – Birth of Luisa de Guzmán, wife of João IV of Portugal

October 31, 1765 - Death of William, Duke of Cumberland, son of George II, at Upper Grosvenor Street, London, England; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 31, 1786 – Death of Princess Amelia Sophia, daughter of George II, at Cavendish Square, London, England; buried at Westminster Abbey

October 31, 1838 – Birth of Luís I of Portugal

October 31, 1851 – Birth of Lovisa of Sweden, wife of Frederik VIII of Denmark

October 31, 1922 - Birth of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia

October 31, 1950 - Birth of Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, daughter of Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein

October 31, 1955 - Princess Margaret announces she won't marry Peter Townsend

October 31, 1960 - Birth of Reza Pahlavi, the son and heir of the last Shah of Iran

October 31, 2005 – Birth of Infanta Leonor of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias

annis
10-30-2010, 06:10 PM
'It was the bravest, most awe inspiring sight I've ever witnessed, and they were. . . yelling, swearing and shouting. There were more than 500 Aussie horsemen . . . As they thundered past my hair stood on end. The boys were wild-eyed and yelling their heads off'.

Trooper Eric Elliot

31 October, 1917 was the date of history’s last great successful cavalry change. It took place during the Battle of Beersheba (http://users.netconnect.com.au/~ianmac/bersheba.html) during WWI. The Battle of Beersheba was part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War I. Notable was the charge of the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Light_Horse_Brigade), which covered some six kilometres to overrun and capture the last remaining Turkish trenches, and secure the surviving wells at Birüssebi.

Trooper Elliot had crept to a hillock within two miles of Beersheeba (a city now part of Israel, but then a southern outpost of Turkey's Ottoman Empire) to act as range-finder for artillery. He noticed a cloud of dust behind him. The 4th Light Horse Brigade suddenly was on the move. A thundering line of charging light horsemen soon appeared over a crest in extended order, followed by a second and then a third line.

Directly in their path, Elliot quickly mounted his horse to get out of the way.

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/ammiemac/beersheba.jpg

A reenactment can be seen on Youtube
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=72t-Xj4bXmU

chuck
10-30-2010, 06:32 PM
'It was the bravest, most awe inspiring sight I've ever witnessed, and they were. . . yelling, swearing and shouting. There were more than 500 Aussie horsemen . . . As they thundered past my hair stood on end. The boys were wild-eyed and yelling their heads off'.

Trooper Eric Elliot

31 October, 1917 was the date of history’s last great successful cavalry change. It took place during the Battle of Beersheba (http://users.netconnect.com.au/~ianmac/bersheba.html) during WWI. The Battle of Beersheba was part of the Sinai and Palestine campaign during World War I. Notable was the charge of the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Light_Horse_Brigade), which covered some six kilometres to overrun and capture the last remaining Turkish trenches, and secure the surviving wells at Birüssebi.

Trooper Elliot had crept to a hillock within two miles of Beersheeba (a city now part of Israel, but then a southern outpost of Turkey's Ottoman Empire) to act as range-finder for artillery. He noticed a cloud of dust behind him. The 4th Light Horse Brigade suddenly was on the move. A thundering line of charging light horsemen soon appeared over a crest in extended order, followed by a second and then a third line.

Directly in their path, Elliot quickly mounted his horse to get out of the way.

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/ammiemac/beersheba.jpg

A reenactment can be seen on Youtube
http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=72t-Xj4bXmU

Back in the day I watched the TL film starring a very young Peter Phelps....I really enjoyed it and after reading your thread the light went on....The charge on film is overwhelming......Now I have to see if I can find it on Netflix....

annis
10-30-2010, 08:53 PM
Back in the day I watched the TL film starring a very young Peter Phelps....I really enjoyed it and after reading your thread the light went on....The charge on film is overwhelming......Now I have to see if I can find it on Netflix....

I enjoyed The Lighthorsemen -- scary how long ago 1987 seems now---

I can just imagine how quickly Trooper Elliot hopped to it when he saw that lot racing over the hill towards him!

Susan
11-02-2010, 01:58 AM
November 1 in royal history:

November 1, 1396 - Wedding of Richard II and Isabella of France at St. Nicholas' Church, Calais, France

November 1, 1526 – Death of Catherine Jagiellon, wife of Johan III of Sweden, at Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

November 1, 1549 – Birth of Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II of Spain

November 1, 1700 – Death of Carlos II of Spain at Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

November 1, 1778 – Birth of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

November 1, 1864 – Birth of Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, wife of Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Bessungen, Darmstadt, Germany

November 1, 1894 - Death of Tsar Alexander III of Russia at Livadia Palace in the Crimea; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Petersburg

Susan
11-02-2010, 02:01 AM
November 2 in royal history:

November 2, 1083 – Death of Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, at Caen, Normandy; buried at Holy Trinity Abbey, Caen, Normandy

November 2, 1135 - Death of Baldwin, son of King Stephen, at London; buried at the Priory of the Holy Trinity, Aldgate, London

November 2, 1160 – Wedding of Henry the Young King and Marguerite of France, daughter of King Louis VII, at Neubourg, Normandy

November 2, 1475 - Birth of Anne of York, daughter of Edward IV, at the Palace of Westminster
Anne married Thomas Howard, later the 3rd Duke of Norfolk, but she died young and they had no children. The Duke later married Anne Stafford, daughter of the Duke of Buckingham and was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard.

November 2, 1483 – Execution of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

November 2, 1709 - Birth of Anne, Princess Royal, daughter of George II, at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany
Anne married the Prince William IV of Orange. The Dutch Royal Family is descended from her.

November 2, 1755 - Birth of Maria Antonia of Habsburg-Lotharingen, wife of Louis XVI of France
Full name: Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (better known by her French name, Marie Antoinette)

November 2, 1767 - Birth of Edward, Duke of Kent, son of George III, at Buckingham Palace
The Duke of Kent was the father of Queen Victoria.

November 2, 1777 - Birth of Princess Sophia, daughter of George III, at Buckingham Palace

November 2, 1916 – Death of Elisabeth of Wied, wife Carol I of Romania, at Bucharest, Romania; buried at the Cathedral of the Curtea de Arges Monastery

November 2, 1938 - Birth of Sofia of Greece, wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Susan
11-03-2010, 01:19 AM
November 3 in royal history:

November 3, 1717 - Birth of Prince George William, son of George II, at St. James Palace

November 3, 1852 - Birth of Emperor Meiji of Japan

November 3, 1901 – Birth of Leopold III of the Belgians

November 3, 1961 - Birth of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, son of Princess Margaret, at Clarence House

Susan
11-03-2010, 10:45 PM
November 4 in royal history:

November 4, 1393 - Wedding of Edmund of Langley, Duke of York and Joan Holland

November 4, 1470 - Birth of Edward V in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey

November 4, 1631 - Birth of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of Charles I, at St. James Palace, London

November 4, 1677 - Wedding of William III and Mary II at St. James Palace, London

November 4, 1970 – Death of former King Peter II of Yugoslavia in Denver, Colorado; buried at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Libertyville, Illinois

Susan
11-03-2010, 10:46 PM
November 5 in royal history:

November 5, 1605 – The Gunpowder Plot, conceived by Guy Fawkes and 10 accomplices, to kill King James I and all members of Parliament is scheduled by planting gunpowder under Parliament. The conspirators were tried, convicted and beheaded.

November 5, 1726 - Death of Lady Mary Tudor, illegitimate daughter of Charles II by Mary 'Moll' Davis

November 5, 1828 – Death of Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia, at Pavlovsk Palace; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

November 5, 1864 – Birth of Hilda of Luxembourg, wife of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden

Susan
11-03-2010, 10:49 PM
November 6 in royal history:

November 6, 1429 - Coronation of Henry VI

November 6, 1479 – Birth of Juana I of Castile

November 6, 1612 - Death of Henry, Prince of Wales, son of James I, at St. James Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Henry died of typhoid at age 18. His brother Charles (later Charles I) became heir to the throne. Henry’s death was considered a national tragedy.

November 6, 1632 – Death of Gustavus II Adolphus of Sweden at the Battle of Lützen; buried at Riddarholmen Church

November 6, 1650 – Death of William II, Prince of Orange of smallpox
William was the father of William III of England who was born a week after his father's death. William III's mother and his wife Mary II of England also died of smallpox.

November 6, 1656 – Death of João IV of Portugal at Ribeira Palace, Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 6, 1661 – Birth of Carlos II of Spain at Madrid

November 6, 1754 – Birth of Frederick I of Württemberg

November 6, 1816 – Death of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

November 6, 1817 - Death of Princess Charlotte of Wales, only child of the Prince of Wales (later George IV), in childbirth after delivering a stillborn son, at Claremont House, Esher, Surrey; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

November 6, 1836 – Death of former Charles X of France and Navarre at the palace of Count Michael Coronini von Cronberg in Gorizia, in present-day Italy; buried at the Church of Saint Mary of the Annunciation on Kostanjevica Hill in present-day Nova Gorica, Slovenia

November 6, 1935 - Wedding of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, and Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott at the Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace

Susan
11-03-2010, 10:50 PM
November 7 in royal history:

November 7, 1485 - Parliament passes an Act of Succession confirming Henry VII’s succession

November 7, 2000 – Death of Ingrid of Sweden, wife of Frederik IX of Denmark at Fredensborg Castle; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

Susan
11-07-2010, 11:14 PM
November 8 in royal history:

November 8, 1226 – Death of Louis VIII of France at Château Montpensier, France; buried at St. Denis Basilica

November 8, 1622 - Birth of Carl X Gustav of Sweden

November 8, 1768 - Birth of Princess Augusta Sophia, daughter of George III, at Buckingham Palace

November 8, 1777 – Birth of Désirée Clary, wife of Charles XIV of Sweden

November 8, 1876 – Death of Maria Vittoria del Pozzo della Cisterna, wife of Amadeo I of Spain, at Sanremo, Italy; buried at the Basilica of Superga, Turin, Italy

November 8, 1933 - Assassination of King Nadir Shah of Afghanistan at Kabul, Afghanistan

November 8, 2003 - Birth of Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward, at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey

Susan
11-09-2010, 12:16 AM
November 9 in royal history:

November 9, 1384 – Birth of Isabella of Valois, second wife of Richard II, at Hotel du Louvre, Paris, France

November 9, 1841 - Birth of Edward VII at Buckingham Palace

November 9, 1866 - Wedding of Tsar Alexander III of Russia and Princess Dagmar of Denmark, daughter of King Christian IX

November 9, 1918 - Abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany

November 9, 1953 - Death of Abdul Aziz ibn Sa'ud, first king of Saudi Arabia at Ta’if, Saudi Arabia; buried at Al Od Cemetery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Susan
11-10-2010, 12:50 AM
November 10 in royal history:

November 10, 1480 - Birth of Bridget of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Eltham Palace, Kent

November 10, 1495 – Death of Dorothea of Brandenburg, wife of two Danish kings, Christopher of Bavaria and Christian I; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

November 10, 1683 - Birth of George II at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany

November 10, 1848 – Death of Christian VIII of Denmark at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

November 10, 1849 - Birth of Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, husband of Princess Louise, Princess Royal, at Edinburgh, Scotland

Susan
11-10-2010, 11:14 PM
November 11 in royal history:

November 11, 1100 - Wedding of Henry I and (Edith) Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey

November 11, 1599 – Birth of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, wife of Gustav II Adolf of Sweden

November 11, 1748 – Birth of Charles IV of Spain

November 11, 1861 – Death of Pedro V of Portugal at Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 11, 1869 - Birth of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

November 11, 1882 - Birth of Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden

November 11, 1917 – Death of Liliuokalani of Hawaii, last monarch of Hawaii, in Honolulu; buried at Mauna Ala Royal Mausoleum

November 11, 1953 – Death of Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Herrenhaus Hemmelmark, Eckernförde, Germany
Princess Irene was the daughter of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. She married her first cousin Prince Henry of Prussia. Irene was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to two of her sons.

November 11, 1955 - Birth of Jigme Singye Wangchuk of Bhutan
King Jigme Singye Wangchuk abdicated in 2008 in favor of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

November 11, 1981 - Birth of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, son of Grand Duke Henri

Susan
11-11-2010, 09:44 PM
November 12 in royal history:

November 12, 1035 - Death of King Canute of England, Denmark and Norway at Shaftesbury, Dorset, England; buried at Winchester Cathedral

November 12, 1094 – Death of Duncan II of Scotland; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

November 12, 1858 – Death of Prince Alois II of Liechtenstein; buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

November 12, 1918 - Abdication of Emperor Karl I of Austria

November 12, 1929 - Birth of Grace Patricia Kelly, wife of Prince Rainier of Monaco

November 12, 1996 - Birth of Alexander Ogilvy, son of James Ogilvy and grandson of Princess Alexandra of Kent

Susan
11-13-2010, 12:43 AM
November 13 in royal history:

November 13, 1093 – Death of Malcolm III of Scotland near Alnwick; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

November 13, 1143 – Death of Fulk V, Count of Anjou

November 13, 1726 - Death of Sophia Dorothea of Celle, divorced wife of George I, after 32 years of imprisonment at Castle of Ahlden, Hanover, Germany; buried at Stadtkirche St. Marien, Celle, Germany. She was divorced and separated from her children (the future George II and Sophia Dorothea, the future wife of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia) when they were 11 and 7. She never saw then again.

November 13, 1801 – Birth of Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, wife of Frederick William IV of Prussia

November 13, 1810 – Death of Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, wife of Louis XVIII of France, in exile at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, England; buried at the Cathedral of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

November 13, 1929 – Death of Princess Victoria of Prussia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Bonn
Princess Victoria, known in the family as Moretta, was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. She married Prince Adolf zu Schaumburg-Lippe. After his death, she made a controversial marriage to Alexander Zoubkov.

November 13, 1989 - Death of Prince Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein; buried at the Princely Crypt, Vaduz Cathedral

Susan
11-13-2010, 10:22 PM
November 14 in royal history:

November 14, 1060 – Death of Geoffrey II (the Hammer), Count of Anjou

November 14, 1501 - Wedding of Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VII, and Katherine of Aragon, daughter of King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile, at Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

November 14, 1650 - Birth of William III at Binnenhof Palace, The Hague, Netherlands

November 14, 1687 - Death of Nell Gwyn, mistress of Charles II

November 14, 1734 - Death of Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, mistress of Charles II
Among Louise's descendants are Diana, Princess of Wales; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Sarah, Duchess of York

November 14, 1847 – Birth of Catherine Dolgorukova, morganatic second wife Tsar Alexander II of Russia

November 14, 1866 – Death of Miguel I of Portugal in exile in Karlsruhe, Germany; buried first in the Franciscan abbey in Klein Engelberg, Germany, since 1967 in the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 14, 1935 - Birth of King Hussein of Jordan

November 14, 1948 - Birth of Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace

November 14, 1956 – Death of Elisabeth of Romania, wife of George II of Greece, in Cannes, France; buried at Hedinger Church in Sigmaringen, Germany

November 14, 1973 - Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey

Susan
11-14-2010, 09:07 PM
November 15 in royal history:

November 15, 1527 - Death of Catherine of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Tiverton Castle, Devon; buried at Tiverton Church, Devon

November 15, 1669 - Death of Henrietta, daughter of James II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 15, 1853 – Death of Maria II of Portugal in childbirth at the Necessidades Palace, Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

November 15, 1895 - Birth of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, at Tsarskoe Selo

November 15, 1977 - Birth of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

November 15, 2005 – Wedding of Princess Sayako of Japan and Kuroda Yoshiki
Princess Sayako lost her imperial status upon her marriage.

Susan
11-15-2010, 10:38 PM
November 16 in royal history:

November 16, 42 BC - Birth of Roman Emperor Tiberius

November 16, 1093 – Death of Saint Margaret of Scotland, wife of Malcolm III of Scotland

November 16, 1272 - Death of Henry III at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 16, 1797 – Death of Frederick William II, King of Prussia at Potsdam, Germany; buried at Berlin Cathedral

November 16, 1831 – Death of Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, wife of Franz Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Augusta was the grandmother of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

November 16, 1878 – Death of Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Germany; buried at Mausoleum of Rosenhöhe, Hessen-Darmstadt
Princess May was the daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. She died of diphtheria at age four. Her mother succumbed to the same disease a few of weeks later.

Susan
11-16-2010, 11:56 PM
November 17 in royal history:

November 17, 1534 - Parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII the Supreme Head of the Church of England

November 17, 1558 - Death of Mary I at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 17, 1592 – Death of Johan III of Sweden at Stockholm Castle; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

November 17, 1755 – Birth of Louis XVIII of France and Navarre

November 17, 1796 - Death of Catherine the Great of Russia at St. Petersburg; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Petersburg

November 17, 1818 – Death of Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, wife of George III, at Kew Palace, Surrey; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

November 17, 1893 – Death of Alexander of Battenberg, the first prince (knyaz) of modern Bulgaria, at Graz, Austria; buried at the Battenberg Mausoleum in Sofia, Bulgaria
Alexander reigned from April 29, 1879 to September 7, 1886.

November 17, 1905 – Birth of Astrid of Sweden, first wife of Leopold III of the Belgians

November 17, 1905 – Death of Grand Duke Adolpe of Luxembourg; buried at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Luxembourg

Susan
11-18-2010, 12:22 AM
November 18 in royal history:

November 18, 1661 – Birth of Elisabeth Henriëtte of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Frederick I of Prussia

November 18, 1726 – Birth of Prince Franz Josef I of Liechtenstein

November 18, 1774 – Wilhelmine of Prussia, wife of William I of the Netherlands

November 18, 1851 - Death of Ernest Augustus I of Hanover, son of King George III, at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover, Germany; buried at the Chapel of Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover
Ernest became king of Hanover upon the death of his brother William IV. Hanover had the Salic Law which forbids female succession. So while Victoria succeeded her uncle William on the British throne, she could not succeed to the Hanover throne. William's next brother, Ernest did. Prince Ernst of Hanover is the senior direct male line descendant of George III through his son.

November 18, 1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark elected King of Norway
Carl was the son of King Frederick VIII of Denmark and was the nephew of King George I of Greece, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. Carl married his first cousin, Princess Maud, daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom.

November 18, 1940 - Birth of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman

November 18, 1995 - Wedding of Prince Joachim of Denmark and Alexandra Manley
The couple divorced in April, 2005 and have since both remarried.

Susan
11-18-2010, 11:23 PM
November 19 in royal history:

November 19, 1600 - Birth of Charles I at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland

November 19, 1962 - Birth of Prince Wenzel of Liechtenstein, son of Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein

November 19, 1977 - Birth of Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of Richard, the Duke of Gloucester

Susan
11-20-2010, 02:21 AM
November 20 in royal history:

November 20, 996 – Death of Richard I, Duke of Normandy

November 20, 1737 – Death of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 20, 1851 – Birth of Margherita of Savoy, wife of Umberto I of Italy

November 20, 1925 - Death of Alexandra of Denmark, wife of Edward VII, at Sandringham House, Norfolk; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

November 20, 1938 - Death of Maud of the United Kingdom, wife of King Haakon VII of Norway, at London; buried at the Royal Mausoleum in Akershus Fortress, Norway

November 20, 1947 - Wedding of Elizabeth II and Philip of Greece at Westminster Abbey

November 20, 1992 - Fire seriously damages Windsor Castle

November 20, 1995 - BBC Television broadcasts the Panorama interview with the Princess of Wales who admits being unfaithful to the Prince of Wales

Susan
11-20-2010, 07:01 PM
November 21 in royal history:

November 21, 1682 - Wedding of George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle at Celle Castle Chapel, Germany
The marriage occurred before George became king. George later divorced Sophia Dorothea and had her confined in a German castle for the rest of her life.

November 21, 1761 – Birth of Dorothea Jordan, mistress of William IV

November 21, 1840 - Birth of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest child, at Buckingham Palace

November 21, 1916 - Death of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria at Schönbrunn Palace; buried at the Imperial Crypt in Vienna

Susan
11-22-2010, 12:33 AM
November 22 in royal history:

November 22, 1286 – Death of Eric V of Denmark

November 22, 1515 – Birth of Marie of Guise, wife of James V of Scotland

November 22, 1602 – Birth of Elisabeth of Bourbon, first wife of Philip IV of Spain

November 22, 1728 – Birth of Karl Friedrich, 1st Grand Duke of Baden

November 22, 1975 - Juan Carlos proclaimed king of Spain

Susan
11-22-2010, 11:15 PM
November 23 in royal history:

November 23, 1243 - Wedding of Richard, Earl of Cornwall and Sanchia of Provence at Westminster Abbey

November 23, 1503 – Death of Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy and sister of Edward IV and Richard III

November 23, 1511 - Death of Anne of York, daughter of Edward IV; buried at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, Suffolk
Anne married Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey (later 3rd Duke of Norfolk) but she died young and they had no children. The Duke later married Anne Stafford, daughter of the Duke of Buckingham and was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard.

November 23, 1589 - Wedding of James I and Anne of Denmark at the Old Bishop’s Palace in Oslo, Norway

November 23, 1609 – Birth of Sophia Eleonore of Saxony, wife of George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

November 23, 1886 – Birth of Prince Alexander of Battenberg, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Full name: Alexander Albert
Alexander was the son of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He married Lady Irene Denison, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Londesbrough. During World War I, his surname was changed to Mountbatten and he was created 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke.

November 23, 1890 - Death of William III of the Netherlands at Het Loo, near Apeldoorn; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

November 23, 1965 – Death of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Albert I of the Belgians; buried at the Royal Crypt in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium

Susan
11-23-2010, 11:16 PM
November 24 in royal history:

November 24, 1273 - Birth of Alfonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I, at Bordeaux, France
Alfonso was the third son and ninth child of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. His two elder brothers had died so Alfonso was the heir apparent to the throne. Alfonso died at age 11 at Windsor Castle and was buried at Westminster Abbey near the shrine of Edward the Confessor. Had he survived his father, England would have had a King Alfonso.

November 24, 1615 - Wedding of Louis XIII of France and Anne of Austria

November 24, 1655 – Birth of Charles XI of Sweden

November 24, 1715 – Death of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles X of Sweden; buried at Riddarholm Church in Stockholm

November 24, 1724 – Birth of Maria Amalia of Saxony, wife of Charles III of Spain

November 24, 1741 – Death of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholm Church

November 24, 1960 – Death of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia in Toronto, Canada; buried at York Cemetery, Toronto

Susan
11-25-2010, 12:02 AM
November 25 in royal history:

November 25, 1034 – Death of Malcolm II of Scotland at Glamis Castle; buried at Isle of Iona, Scotland

November 25, 1120 - Death of William the Aetheling, Duke of Normandy, son and heir of Henry I, on the White Ship
William's death resulted in the The Anarchy, the succession crisis between his sister Maud and her cousin Stephen.

November 25, 1253 - Birth of Katherine, daughter of Henry III, at the Palace of Westminster

November 25, 1609 – Birth of Henrietta Maria of France, wife of Charles I, at Hotel du Louvre, Paris, France
The state of Maryland in the United States was named after her.

November 25, 1638 - Birth of Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, at Vila Viçosa, Lisbon, Portugal
The borough of Queens in New York City was supposedly named for Catherine.

November 25, 1868 – Birth of Grand Duke Ernest Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt
Ernest was the son of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse and by Rhine. He married his first cousin Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh but they divorced after seven years of marriage. Ernest married again to Princess Eleonore of Solms-Braunfels.

November 25, 1876 – Birth of Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at San Antonio Palace, Malta
Victoria Melita was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. She married his first cousin Grand Duke Ernest Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, but they divorced after seven years of marriage. After the divorce, she married her Romanov first cousin Grand Duke Kryill Vladimirovich.

November 25, 1885 – Death of Alfonso XII of Spain at Palacio Real de El Pardo, Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

Susan
11-26-2010, 01:24 AM
November 26 in royal history:

November 26, 1252 – Death of Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France

November 26, 1504 - Death of Isabella I of Castile, wife of Ferdinand of Aragon, mother of Catherine of Aragon, at Medina del Campo, Spain; buried at the Capilla Real in Granada

November 26, 1847 - Birth of Dagmar of Denmark, wife of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, mother of Tsar Nicholas II, at the Yellow Palace in Copenhagen

November 26, 1869 - Birth of Princess Maud, daughter of Edward VII, wife of Haakon VII of Norway, at Marlborough House, London

November 26, 1894 - Wedding of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Alix of Hesse and by Rhine

November 26, 1992 – Birth of Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

November 26, 1992 - British government announces that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income

Susan
11-26-2010, 09:19 PM
November 27 in royal history:

November 27, 1635 – Birth of Françoise d'Aubigné, morganatic second wife of Louis XIV of France

November 27, 1640 - Birth of Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, mistress of Charles II
Among Barbara's descendants are Diana, Princess of Wales and Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister from 1955-1957.

November 27, 1833 – Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
Mary Adelaide was the mother of Queen Mary and the first cousin of Queen Victoria.

Susan
11-28-2010, 01:43 AM
November 28 in royal history:

November 28, 1170 – Death of Owain Gwynedd, Prince of Gwynedd

November 28, 1290 – Death of Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, at Harby, Nottinghamshire; buried at Westminster Abbey

November 28, 1489 - Birth of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, at the Palace of Westminster

November 28, 1700 – Birth of Sophia Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Christian VI of Denmark and Norway

November 28, 1706 - Wedding of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I, and Frederick William I of Prussia at Berlin, Prussia

November 28, 1811 – Birth of Maximilian II of Bavaria

November 28, 1857 – Birth of Alfonso XII of Spain

November 28, 1916 – Birth of Mary Lilian Baels, second wife of Leopold III of the Belgians

November 28, 1935 - Birth of Prince Hitachi of Japan, son of Emperor Hirohito

November 28, 1952 – Death of Elena of Montenegro, wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, at Montpellier, France; buried at Saint-Lazare Cemetery in Montpellier

November 28, 1962 - Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands at Het Loo near Apeldoorn; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

November 28, 1982 – Death of Helen of Greece, wife of Carol II of Romania, at Lausanne, Switzerland; buried at the Greek Orthodox Church in Lausanne

Susan
11-28-2010, 08:11 PM
November 29 in royal history:

November 29, 1314 – Death of Philip IV of France at Fontainebleau; buried at St. Denis Basilica

November 29, 1338 - Birth of Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III, at Antwerp, Brabant

November 29, 1780 - Death of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, at Vienna, buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

November 29, 1818 – Death of Maria Isabel of Portugal, second wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain; buried at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

November 29, 1934 - Wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent, son of George V, and Princess Marina of Greece at Westminster Abbey
Marina was the first cousin of Prince Philip and a Romanov via her mother Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna, a first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II. George died in an airplane crash during World War.

Susan
11-29-2010, 11:20 PM
Is it the end of November already?

November 30 in royal history:

November 30, 1016 – Death of Edmund II (Ironside); buried at Glastonbury Abbey

November 30, 1705 – Death of Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, at Bemposta Palace, Lisbon, Portugal; buried at Belém Monastery, Lisbon

November 30, 1718 – Death of Charles XII of Sweden at Fredrikshald, Norway; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

November 30, 1719 – Birth of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales, mother of George III

November 30, 1965 - Birth of Prince Akishino of Japan, son of Emperor Akihito

Susan
11-30-2010, 10:41 PM
December 1 in royal history:

December 1, 1081 – Birth of Louis VI of France

December 1, 1135 - Death of Henry I at St. Denis-le-Fermont, France; buried at Reading Abbey, Berkshire

December 1, 1241 - Death of Isabella, daughter of King John, at Foggia, Naples; buried at the Cathedral of Andria, Sicily

December 1, 1377 – Death of Magnus II of Sweden

December 1, 1483 – Death of Charlotte of Savoy, second wife of Louis XI of France, in Amboise, France; buried at the Notre-Dame de Cléry Basilica in Cléry-Sant-André in the Arrondissement of Orléans

December 1, 1530 – Death of Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands at Mechelen (Belgium); buried at Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse., France

December 1, 1640 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain; John IV of Portugal becomes King

December 1, 1825 – Death of Tsar Alexander I of Russia at Taganrog, Russia; buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

December 1, 1844 - Birth of Alexandra of Denmark, wife of Edward VII at the Yellow Palace, Copenhagen

December 1, 1919 - Lady Astor becomes the first female member of Parliament

December 1, 2001 - Birth of Princess Aiko, daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan

December 1, 2004 – Death of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, father of Queen Beatrix, husband of Queen Juliana, at the University of Utrecht Medical Center, buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

Susan
12-01-2010, 11:25 PM
December 2 in royal history:

December 2, 1804 - Napoleon is crowned Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

December 2, 1825 – Birth of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil

December 2, 1849 - Death of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of William IV, at Bentley Priory, Stanmore, Middlesex; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

December 2, 1915 - Birth of Prince Mikasa of Japan
Prince Mikasa is a brother of Emperor Hirohito and the uncle of Emperor Akihito, the current emperor.

December 2, 1988 - Birth of Edward, Baron Downpatrick, son of the Earl of St. Andrews and grandson of HRH The Duke of Kent

Susan
12-02-2010, 10:54 PM
December 3 in royal history:

December 3, 1368 – Birth of Charles VI of France

December 3, 1764 – Birth of Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, first wife of Frederick I of Württemberg

December 3, 1838 – Birth of Louise of Prussia, wife of Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden

December 3, 1839 – Death of Frederik VI of Denmark at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

December 3, 1935 - Death of Princess Victoria, daughter of King Edward VII, at Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Victoria served as a companion for her mother, Queen Alexandra, and never married. Her first cousin Grand Duchess Olga of Russia described her as little more than "a glorified maid." Victoria was extremely close to her brother George V who deeply mourned her death and survived her by only a month.

December 3, 1939 - Death of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace; cremated and ashes buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Louise was the only child of Queen Victoria to marry a non-royal. She married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne later 9th Duke of Argyll. The German royals severely disapproved of the marriage. When Lorne was told by the queen about this, he said, "Ma'am, my ancestors were kings when the Hohenzollerns were parvenus." Louise was the only child of Victoria's to be childless. She was a talented sculptor and the statue of Queen Victoria outside her birthplace Kensington Palace was done by Louise.

December 3, 2005 – Birth of Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, son of Crown Prince Haakon

Susan
12-04-2010, 01:19 AM
December 4 in royal history:

December 4, 1214 – Death of William I “the Lion” of Scotland at Stirling, Scotland; buried at Arbroath Abbey, Arbroath, Scotland

December 4, 1711 – Birth of Bárbara of Portugal, wife of Ferdinand VI of Spain

December 4, 1878 – Birth of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander III

December 4, 1999 - Wedding of Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium and Mathilde d'Udekem d' Acoz

Susan
12-05-2010, 01:18 AM
December 5 in royal history:

December 5, 1560 - Death of Francis II of France, first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Orléans, France; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis

December 5, 1671 - Death of Catherine, daughter of James II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
Little Catherine was the fourth daughter of James and his first wife Anne Hyde. Their two surviving daughters grew up to be Queen Mary II and Queen Anne. Catherine died at the age of 10 months and was buried in Westminster Abbey without ceremony. Her mother had died when Catherine was only seven weeks old.

December 5, 1695 – Wedding of Frederik IV of Denmark and Louise of Mecklenburg-Guströw

December 5, 1891 – Death of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil in Paris; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, Portugal

December 5, 1916 – Death of Augusta of Cambridge, wife of Friedrich Wilhelm, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Augusta was a granddaughter of George III, first cousin of Queen Victoria, and aunt of Queen Mary.

December 5, 1927 - Birth of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
King since 1946, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the world’s longest reigning monarch.

December 5, 1969 – Death of Princess Alice of Battenberg, mother of Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace; first buried in the Royal Crypt at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, reburied in 1988 at the Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (near her aunt Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna)

Susan
12-05-2010, 10:51 PM
December 6 in royal history:

December 6, 1421 - Birth of Henry VI at Windsor Castle

December 6, 1792 – Birth of William II of the Netherlands

December 6, 1820 – Birth of Alexandrine of Baden, wife of Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

December 6, 1925 - Birth of Princess Teru of Japan, daughter of Emperor Hirohito

December 6, 2000 - Birth of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, son of Hereditary Prince Alois

December 6, 2000 - Birth of Pablo Urdangarín, son of Infanta Cristina of Spain

Susan
12-06-2010, 11:11 PM
December 7 in royal history:

December 7, 1545 – Birth of Henry, Lord Darnley, 2nd husband of Mary, Queen of Scots; son of Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Margaret Douglas (daughter of Margaret Tudor), at Temple Newsham, Yorkshire, England

December 7, 1724 – Birth of Princess Louise, daughter of George II, wife of Frederick V of Denmark

December 7, 1803 – Birth of Maria Josepha of Saxony, third wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain

December 7, 2003 - Birth of Princess Amalia, daughter of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Susan
12-07-2010, 11:04 PM
December 8 in royal history:

December 8, 1542 - Birth of Mary, Queen of Scots at Linlithgow Palace

December 8, 1521 – Death of Christina of Saxony, wife of Hans of Denmark, Norway and Sweden; buried first in Gråbrødre Church, then in Saint Canute's Cathedral in Odense

December 8, 1625 – Death of Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, second wife of Charles IX of Sweden; buried at Strängnäs Cathedral, Strängnäs, Sweden

December 8, 1818 - Death of Karl, Grand Duke of Baden

December 8, 1907 - Death of Oscar II of Sweden at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmskyrkan, Stockholm

December 8, 1956 – Death of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at 10 Fitzmaurice Place, Berkeley Square, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Princess Marie Louise was the daughter of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. She married Prince Aribert of Anhalt but the marriage was unhappy. Aribert’s father used his prerogative as reigning Duke of Anhalt to annul the marriage. After the annulment, Marie Louise returned to Great Britain where she was involved in a number of charities. She wrote a book called “My Memories of Six Reigns.”

Divia
12-08-2010, 12:17 AM
Pearl Harbor was today as well.

Telynor
12-08-2010, 10:45 PM
Born today in Columbus, Ohio, in 1894, James Thurber, American author. Still one of the best writers and cartoonists of the 20th century.

Susan
12-09-2010, 01:56 AM
December 9 in royal history:

December 9, 1165 – Death of Malcolm IV of Scotland at Jedburgh Castle; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

December 9, 1594 – Birth of Gustav II Adolf of Sweden

December 9, 1706 – Death of Pedro II of Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

December 9, 1751 – Birth of Maria Louisa of Parma, wife Charles IV of Spain

December 9, 1806 - Death of Franz, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Franz was the grandfather of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

December 9, 1810 – Birth of Auguste de Beauharnais, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg, first husband of Maria II of Portugal

December 9, 1963 - Birth of Masako Owada, wife of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan

December 9, 1991 - Birth of Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria, son of Princess Astrid of Belgium

December 9, 1992 - Separation of the Prince and Princess of Wales announced by British Prime Minister John Major

Susan
12-09-2010, 10:11 PM
December 10 in royal history:

December 10, 1394 – Birth of James I of Scotland at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland

December 10, 1820 – Birth of Princess Elizabeth of Clarence, at St. James Palace
Elizabeth was the daughter of William, Duke of Clarence (the future William IV) and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. She was born prematurely on December 10, 1820. Elizabeth seemed to be in good health but she developed a fever and had convulsions on March 1, 1821. The cause of death was a strangulated hernia which was untreatable in 1821. She was buried in the Royal Tomb House at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. During her short life, she was third in line to the throne and would have been queen instead of her cousin Victoria if she had lived.

December 10, 1865 – Death of Leopold I of the Belgians at Laeken, Belgium; buried at Royal Vault at the Church of Our Lady, Laeken
Leopold was the uncle of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

December 10, 1936 - Edward VIII signs the Instrument of Abdication

Susan
12-11-2010, 02:50 AM
December 11 in royal history:

December 11, 1282 - Ambush and killing of Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, the last native Prince of Wales

December 11, 1472 - Death of Margaret of York, daughter of Edward IV; buried at Westminster Abbey
Margaret was the fourth daughter and fifth child of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. She died at 8 months of age and was buried in Edward the Confessor's Chapel in Westminster Abbey.

December 11, 1709 – Birth of Louise-Élisabeth of Orléans, wife of Louis I of Spain

December 11, 1743 - Wedding of Princess Louisa, daughter of George II, to Frederik V of Denmark at Altona, Hamburg, Germany

December 11, 1752 – Death of Adolf Friedrich III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

December 11, 1780 - Death of Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, wife of Franz Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

December 11, 1826 – Death of Maria Leopoldina of Austria, first wife of Pedro I of Brazil/Pedro IV of Portugal, in childbirth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; buried first in the Ajuda Abbey in Rio de Janeiro, since 1954 in the Ipiranga monument in São Paulo, Brazil

December 11, 1829 – Wedding of Ferdinand VII of Spain (4th marriage) and Maria Christina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

December 11, 1830 – Birth of Kamehameha V of Hawaii
December 11, 1872 - Death of Kamehameha V of Hawaii

December 11, 1850 – Birth of Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton, first wife of Albert I of Monaco
The couple divorced after 11 years of marriage.

December 11, 1936 - Abdication of Edward VIII; his brother George VI becomes king

Susan
12-12-2010, 01:40 AM
December 12 in royal history:

December 12, 1212 – Death of Geoffrey, Archbishop of York, illegitimate son of Henry II; died and buried at the Priory of Saint Michael at Grandmont in Normandy

December 12, 1574 - Birth of Anne of Denmark, wife of James I

December 12, 1791 – Birth of Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoléon Bonaparte

December 12, 1843 - Death of Willem I of the Netherlands

December 12, 1912 – Death of Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria in Munich, Bavaria; buried at the Theatine Church St. Cajetan in Munich
Luitpold was the regent and the real ruler of Bavaria from 1886 to 1912, due to the mental incompetency of his nephews, Ludwig II and Otto.

December 12, 1992 - Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Timothy Laurence at Crathie Church, Ballater, Scotland

Susan
12-12-2010, 10:29 PM
December 13 in royal history:

December 13, 1521 – Death of Manuel I of Portugal

December 13, 1533 – Birth of Eric XIV of Sweden

December 13, 1553 - Birth of Henri IV of France

December 13, 1621 – Death of Katarina Stenbock, third wife of Gustav I of Sweden at Strömsholm Palace; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

December 13, 1826 – Death of Louise d'Aumont Mazarin, wife of Prince Honoré IV of Monaco; buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

December 13, 1906 - Birth of Princess Marina of Greece, wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, at Nicholas Palace, Athens, Greece

December 13, 2005 – Births of Princes Nicolas and Aymeric of Belgium, sons of Prince Laurent

annis
12-13-2010, 06:42 PM
On December 14, 1782, the Montgolfier brothers (http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/technology/motor/aeronautics/balloons/montgolfier.htm), Joseph and Jacques, set up their first balloon test flight. The lifting force was so great that they lost control of their craft. The balloon floated about 1.5 miles before crash landing in the village of Gonesse. The alarmed inhabitants, thinking that it was the skin of a monstrous animal, attacked it with pitchforks and stones, destroying it!

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/ammiemac/410px-Early_flight_02562u_2.jpg

Picture of the Montgolfiers’ first public balloon flight demonstration at Versailles, September 19, 1783, nearly a year later.

Susan
12-13-2010, 10:43 PM
December 14 in royal history:

December 14, 1542 - Death of James V of Scotland at Falkland Palace, Fife; buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh; his six day old daughter Mary becomes Queen of Scots

December 14, 1784 – Birth of Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, first wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain

December 14, 1787 – Birth of Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, third wife of Francis I of Austria

December 14, 1861 - Death of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle; buried at the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore, Windsor
Prince Albert died of typhoid fever at age 42. Some modern medical detectives think he could have died of stomach cancer.

December 14, 1873 – Death of Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, wife of Frederick William IV of Prussia, in Dresden; buried at Friedenskirche in Potsdam

December 14, 1878 - Death of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, wife of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Germany; buried at the Mausoleum of Rosenhöhe, Hessen-Darmstadt
Alice died of diphtheria on the same date her father had died 17 years earlier. Alice's youngest daughter May had died of diphtheria a few weeks earlier.

December 14, 1895 - Birth of George VI at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk
Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George was born on the anniversary of the death in 1861 of his great grandfather Prince Albert and of his great aunt Princess Alice in 1878. Queen Victoria received the news with mixed feelings. Her son, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) wrote to his son, the new baby's father: "Grandmama was rather distressed that this happy event should have taken place on a darkly sad anniversary for us, but I think - as well as most of us in the family here - that it will break the spell of this unlucky date."

December 14, 1901 – Birth of Paul I of Greece

Susan
12-14-2010, 10:55 PM
December 15 in royal history:

December 15, 37 - Birth of Emperor Nero of Rome

December 15, 130 - Birth of Roman Emperor Lucius Verus

December 15, 1263 – Death of Haakon IV of Norway

December 15, 1667 – Birth of Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

December 15, 1719 – Birth of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

December 15, 1785 – Wedding of George, Prince of Wales (future George IV) and Maria Fitzherbert at Park Lane, Mayfair, London
Because George married Mrs. Fitzherbert contrary to the Royal Marriages Act, the marriage was legally void. He married without his father's permission (he was then under 25 and his father’s permission was required by law) and Mrs. Fitzherbert was a Roman Catholic, which was in violation of the Act of Settlement. The marriage was covered up with help of the Duke of Wellington, and not made public until 1852, 22 years after the death of George IV. George married his cousin Caroline of Brunswick in 1795.

December 15, 1885 – Death of Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, King of Portugal and co-ruler with Maria II of Portugal, at Pena National Palace, in Sintra, Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon
Ferdinand was a first cousin of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and Empress Carlota of Mexico.

December 15, 1994 - Birth of Flora Ogilvy, daughter of James Ogilvy, granddaughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Susan
12-15-2010, 11:03 PM
December 16 in royal history:

December 16, 1485 - Birth of Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, first wife of Henry VIII, mother of Mary I, at Alcala de Henares, Spain

December 16, 1732 – Death of Prince Josef Johann Adam of Liechtenstein; buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

December 16, 1790 - Birth of Leopold I of the Belgians
Birth name: Prince Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich of Saxe-Coburg-Saafeld
King Leopold I was the uncle of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

December 16, 1888 - Birth of Alexander I of Yugoslavia

December 16, 1909 – Death of Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, wife of Miguel of Portugal (after he was deposed); buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

Susan
12-16-2010, 11:02 PM
December 17 in royal history:

December 17, 942 – Death of William I Longsword, Duke of Normandy; buried in Rouen Cathedral

December 17, 1538 - Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII

December 17, 1600 – Wedding of Henri IV of France and Marie de' Medici

December 17, 1619 – Birth of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War
Rupert was a nephew of King Charles I, who created him Duke of Cumberland and Earl of Holderness.

December 17, 1847 – Death of Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoléon Bonaparte, at Parma, Italy; buried at the Imperial Crypt in the Kapuzinerkirche in Vienna

December 17, 1860 – Death of Désirée Clary, wife of Charles XIV of Sweden, in Stockholm; buried at Riddarholm Church in Stockholm

December 17, 1909 - Death of Leopold II of the Belgians at Laeken, Belgium; buried at Royal Vault at the Church of Our Lady, Laeken

December 17, 2007 – Birth of James, Viscount Severn, son of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Susan
12-18-2010, 12:48 AM
December 18 in royal history:

December 18, 1290 – Death of Magnus I of Sweden

December 18, 1626 - Birth of Queen Christina of Sweden

December 18, 1724 - Birth of Princess Louisa, daughter of George II, at Leicester House, St. Martin's, London
Louisa was the fifth daughter and ninth and the youngest child of George II and Caroline of Ansbach. At 18, she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Three years later, Frederick succeeded his father as Frederik V. Louisa greatly missed her family and was neglected by her husband. Louisa was the mother of the mentally ill King Christian VII who married Caroline Matilda, sister of George III.

December 18, 1818 – Birth of Prince Charles III of Monaco

December 18, 1863 - Birth of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination in 1914 sparked World War I

December 18, 2004 – Death of Princess Takamatsu of Japan, wife of Prince Takamatsu, at St. Luke's Medical Center Tokyo, Japan; buried at Toshimagaoka Cemetery in Tokyo
Prince Takamatsu was a brother of Emperor Hirohito. After the birth of Princess Aiko, only child of Crown Prince Naruhito, his wife 90 year old Princess Takamatsu issued a statement saying Japan should allow an empress to succeed to the throne.

Susan
12-18-2010, 09:05 PM
December 19 in royal history:

December 19, 1154 - Coronation of Henry II
Henry’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine was crowned on December 25, 1158 at Worcester Cathedral. Eleanor was pregnant with Henry the Young King at the time of her husband's coronation.

December 19, 1554 – Birth of Philip William, Prince of Orange

December 19, 1683 - Birth of Phillip V, first Bourbon king of Spain

December 19, 1751 - Death of Princess Louisa, daughter of George II, wife of King Frederik V of Denmark, at Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
Louisa died at age 27 after undergoing painful surgery for a rupture, similar to the surgery that had killed her mother Caroline of Ansbach.

December 19, 1778 – Birth of Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte of France, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

Susan
12-20-2010, 12:16 AM
December 20 in royal history:

December 20, 860 - Death of King Ethelbad of Wessex; buried at Sherborne Abbey, Dorset

December 20, 1537 – Birth of John III of Sweden

December 20, 1904 – Death of Alexandrine of Baden, wife of Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

December 20, 1902 - Birth of Prince George, Duke of Kent, son of George V, at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk

December 20, 1963 - Birth of Infanta Elena of Spain, daughter of King Juan Carlos

December 20, 1981 – Birth of Princess Akiko of Japan

Susan
12-21-2010, 12:02 AM
December 21 in royal history:

December 21, 69 - Vespasian becomes fourth Roman emperor in the Year of the Four Emperors

December 21, 1549 - Death of Marguerite of Angouleme, wife of Henry II of Navarre, at Odos, France

December 21, 1800 – Birth of Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, wife of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Louise was the mother of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband.

December 21, 1818 – Birth of Amalia of Oldenburg, wife of King Otto of Greece

Susan
12-22-2010, 12:30 AM
December 22 in royal history:

December 22, 1748 – Death of Prince Johann Nepomuk Karl of Liechtenstein; buried at Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

December 22, 1925 – Death of Marie Alice Heine, second wife of Prince Albert I of Monaco, in Paris; buried at Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Susan
12-23-2010, 12:32 AM
December 23 in royal history:

December 23, 1230 - Death of Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard I, at L'Epau Abbey, Le Mans, Anjou, France; buried at Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, Anjou

December 23, 1777 - Birth of Tsar Alexander I of Russia

December 23, 1910 - Birth of Maria de las Mercedes of the Two Sicilies, mother of Juan Carlos I of Spain

December 23, 1933 - Birth of Emperor Akihito of Japan

December 23, 1943 - Birth of Silvia Renate Sommerlath, wife of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

December 23, 1975 – Birth of Prince Ali of Jordan, son of King Hussein and his third wife Queen Alia

Susan
12-23-2010, 11:51 PM
December 24 in royal history:

December 24, 1167 - Birth of King John at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England

December 24, 1588 – Birth of Constance of Austria, second wife of Sigismund III Vasa of Poland and Sweden

December 24, 1598 - Birth of Margaret, daughter of James I, at Dalkeith Palace, Scotland

December 24, 1634 – Birth of Mariana of Austria, second wife of her maternal uncle Philip IV of Spain

December 24, 1660 - Death of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of Charles I, wife of William II of Orange, mother of King William III, at Whitehall Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Mary was the eldest daughter and third child of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France. She was the first princess to use the style Princess Royal. It is thought that her mother suggested the style in imitation of the style of the eldest daughters of French kings, Madame Royale. Mary married William II of Orange. While Mary was pregnant with her first child, William became ill with smallpox and died. Mary's son William was born on her 19th birthday and grew up to marry his first cousin Mary. William and Mary later reigned in Great Britain as King William III and Queen Mary II. Mary, the Princess Royal died at Whitehall Palace of smallpox and was buried in the Henry VII Chapel at Westminster Abbey. William III also lost his wife Mary II to smallpox.

December 24, 1837 – Birth of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Franz Josef I of Austria

December 24, 1845 – Birth of George I of Greece, born Prince William of Denmark

December 24, 1879 – Birth of Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, wife of Christian X of Denmark

Susan
12-24-2010, 07:22 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 25 in royal history:

December 25, 800 - Coronation of Charlemagne as Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III

December 25, 1066 - Coronation of William the Conqueror

December 25, 1153 - Treaty of Westminster signed allowing Stephen to keep the crown of England under the condition that Henry Anjou, son of Stephen's cousin Empress Maud, becomes his heir.

December 25, 1461 – Birth of Christina of Saxony, wife of King Hans of Denmark, Norway and Sweden

December 25, 1584 – Birth of Margaret of Austria, wife of Philip III of Spain

December 25, 1901 - Birth of Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, at Montagu House, London

December 25, 1926 - Death of Emperor Taisho of Japan at the Imperial Palace at Hayama, in Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshu; buried at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum near Tokyo

December 25, 1936 - Birth of Princess Alexandra of Kent at 3 Belgrave Square, London, England

December 25, 1948 - Birth of Alia Baha ad-Din Touqan, third wife of King Hussein of Jordan

December 25, 1969 – Birth of Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Susan
12-26-2010, 12:14 AM
December 26 in royal history:

December 26, 1135 - Coronation of King Stephen

December 26, 1251 - Wedding of Margaret, daughter of Henry III, and Alexander III of Scotland at York Minster

December 26, 1771 – Birth of Julie Clary, wife of King Joseph Bonaparte of Naples and Sicily, Spain and the Indies

December 26, 1777 - Birth of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

December 26, 1911 - Birth of Kikuko Tokugawa, wife of Prince Takamatsu of Japan

December 26, 1996 - Birth of Cassius Taylor, son of Lady Helen Windsor

December 26, 2004 – Death of Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, at Kingston Hospital, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor

Susan
12-26-2010, 10:43 PM
December 27 in royal history:

December 27, 1683 – Death of Maria Francisca of Savoy, wife of Afonso VI of Portugal and Pedro II of Portugal, in Lisbon; first buried at the Convent of the Francesinhas, moved in 1912 to the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora

Susan
12-27-2010, 10:49 PM
December 28 in royal history:

December 28, 1522 – Birth of Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands

December 28, 1635 – Birth of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Charles I

December 28, 1665 - Birth of George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, illegitimate son of Charles II by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

December 28, 1694 - Death of Queen Mary II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
Queen Mary II died of smallpox. She had jointly reigned with her husband (and first cousin) King William III. Sadly, William’s father died of smallpox 8 days before his birth and his mother died of smallpox when he was just 10. William continued his reign until his death in 1702 when he was succeeded by Mary's younger sister Anne.

December 28, 1757 - Death of Princess Caroline, daughter of George II, at St. James Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

December 28, 1920 – Birth of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, sister of Prince Rainier III

December 28, 1945 - Birth of King Birendra of Nepal
King Birendra was killed during the shooting of the Nepalese Royal Family in June, 2001.

December 28, 1947 - Death of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, in exile at Alexandria, Egypt; buried in the Cathedral of St. Catherine, Alexandria

December 28, 1952 – Death of Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, wife of Christian X of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

princess garnet
12-28-2010, 09:21 PM
December 28, 1694 - Death of Queen Mary II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
Queen Mary II died of smallpox. She had jointly reigned with her husband (and first cousin) King William III. Sadly, William’s father died of smallpox 8 days before his birth and his mother died of smallpox when he was just 10. William continued his reign until his death in 1702 when he was succeeded by Mary's younger sister Anne.
It so happens I'm reading Plaidy's The Three Crowns at the moment. I've read The Queen's Devotion (also by Plaidy) which is Mary's story as if she were writing it.

Susan
12-29-2010, 01:09 AM
December 29 in royal history:

December 29, 1170 - Murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury Cathedral

From my visit to Canterbury Cathedral in March, 2008
Site of the murder
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t81/sef127/CanterburyBeckeyMartyrdom_England_0.jpg

December 29, 1709 - Birth of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine I

December 29, 1721 – Birth of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV of France

December 29, 1731 - Death of Princess Louise-Hippolyte of Monaco
Louise-Hippolyte was the Sovereign Princess of Monaco until her death from smallpox.

December 29, 1843 – Birth of Elisabeth of Wied, wife of Carol I of Romania

December 29, 1916 - Murder of Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
Tsar Nicholas II's first cousin Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and his niece's husband Prince Felix Yusopov were among the conspirators.

December 29, 1950 - Birth of Prince Takamado of Japan
Prince Takamado was a cousin of Emperor Akihito. He died suddenly on November 21, 2002.

December 29, 1983 – Wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco (2nd marriage) and Stefano Casiraghi

December 29, 1994 - Birth of Princess Kako of Japan, daughter of Prince Akishino
Princess Kako is a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito

Susan
12-29-2010, 09:03 PM
December 30 in royal history:

December 30, 39 AD - Birth of Titus, Roman emperor

December 30, 1460 - Death of Richard, Duke of York at the Battle of Wakefield; buried at Collegiate Church of Fotheringhay, Northhamptonshire
Richard, Duke of York was the father of Edward IV and Richard III. His son Edmund, Duke of Rutland was also killed during the battle.

December 30, 1913 – Death of Sofia of Nassau, wife of Oscar II of Sweden and Norway, at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

December 30, 1947 – Abdication of King Michael of Romania

Susan
12-30-2010, 09:03 PM
December 31 in royal history:

December 31, 192 - Death of Roman Emperor Commodus

December 31, 1720 - Birth of Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and as the Young Pretender
Charles was the grandson of James II who was overthrown in 1688 during the Glorious Revolution.

December 31, 1885 – Birth of Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, wife of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, grandson of Queen Victoria

December 31, 1970 – Birth of Carlos Morales Quintana, husband of Princess Alexia of Greece

Susan
12-31-2010, 08:39 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 1 in royal history:

January 1, 1204 – Death of Haakon III of Norway

January 1, 1511 - Birth of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, at Richmond Palace, Surrey
This is the "New Year's Prince" that Henry and Katherine had such high hopes for. Sadly, he lived only until February.

January 1, 1515 - Death of Louis XII of France at Paris; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis

January 1, 1516 – Birth of Margareta Leijonhufvud, wife of Gustav I of Sweden

January 1, 1559 - Death of Christian III of Denmark and Norway at Koldinghus; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 1, 1766 - Death of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, at Rome, Italy; buried at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

January 1, 1801 - Union of Great Britain and Ireland creating the United Kingdom

January 1, 1877 - Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India

January 1, 1881 - Birth of Vajiravudh, Rama VI of Thailand

January 1, 1946 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god

Susan
01-01-2011, 11:55 PM
January 2 in royal history:

January 2, 1784 – Birth of Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Ernest was the father of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, and also the Queen’s uncle.

January 2, 1819- Death of Maria Louisa of Parma, wife of Charles IV of Spain, at Barberini Palace, Rome, Italy; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

January 2, 1836 – Emma Kalanikaumakaamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke, wife of King Kamehameha IV

January 2, 1861 – Death of Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, at Potsdam, Germany; buried at Friedenskirche, Potsdam

January 2, 2000 - Death of Maria Mercedes Borbón-Two Sicilies, mother of King Juan Carlos of Spain, at La Mareta, Lanzarote, Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial

Susan
01-02-2011, 09:24 PM
January 3 in royal history:

January 3, 1322 – Death of Philip V of France at Longchamp, France; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

January 3, 1437 – Death of Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V, at Abbey of St. Saviour, Bermondsey, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

January 3, 1701 - Death of Prince Louis I of Monaco, buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

January 3, 1724 – Birth of Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, wife of Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

January 3, 1868 - Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors

January 3, 1981 - Death of Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Princess Alice was the daughter of Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria, and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. She married the brother of Queen Mary, Prince Alexander of Teck, whose style changed to the Earl of Athlone during World War I. Alice was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to her son Rupert.

Susan
01-03-2011, 11:03 PM
January 4 in royal history:

January 4, 871 - Battle of Reading; King Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by Danish invasion army

January 4, 1236 - Wedding of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence at Canterbury Cathedral

January 4, 1248 – Death of Sancho II of Portugal in exile at Toledo, Spain; buried at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo

January 4, 1698 - Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of English monarchs, destroyed by fire

January 4, 1913 - Birth of Chief Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa

January 4, 1926 – Death of Margherita of Savoy, wife of Umberto I of Italy, in Bordighera, Italy; buried at the Pantheon, Rome

January 4, 1931 - Death of Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Portman Square, London; buried at Mar Lodge Chapel, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Susan
01-04-2011, 11:05 PM
January 5 in royal history:

January 5, 1066 - Death of Edward the Confessor at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

January 5, 1209 - Birth of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, son of King John, at Winchester Castle

January 5, 1448 - Death of Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Helsingborg, buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 5, 1477 – Death of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy at the Battle of Nancy; buried at the Church of Our Lady in Bruges (Belgium)
Photo of his tomb from my July, 2009 visit
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t81/sef127/2009_Europe190.jpg

January 5, 1589 - Death of Catherine de' Medici, wife of Henri II of France, at Château de Blois; originally buried at Saint-Sauveur, Blois, reburied at the Basilica of Saint-Denis

January 5, 1592 - Birth of Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India who built the Taj Mahal

January 5, 1762 - Death of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg

January 5, 1827 - Death of Frederick, Duke of York, son of George III, at Rutland House, Arlington Street, London; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 5, 1921 - Birth of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

January 5, 1938 - Birth of King Juan Carlos of Spain

January 5, 1946 - Birth of Prince Tomohito of Japan

Susan
01-05-2011, 10:56 PM
January 6 in royal history:

January 6, 1066 – Harold Godwinson chosen to succeed Edward the Confessor as King of England

January 6, 1367 - Birth of Richard II at Bordeaux, Gascony, France

January 6, 1448 – Death of Christopher of Bavaria of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Helsingborg, Sweden; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 6, 1540 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife, at Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, London

January 6, 1935 – Birth of Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, wife of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria

Susan
01-07-2011, 12:20 AM
January 7 in royal history:

January 7, 1239 - Wedding of Eleanor, daughter of King John, and Simon de Montfort, Earl Leicester at Kings Chapel, Palace of Westminster

January 7, 1325 – Death of King Dinis of Portugal

January 7, 1355 - Birth of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III, at Woodstock Palace, Oxfordshire, England

January 7, 1430 - Death of Philippa of England, daughter of Henry IV and wife of Eric VII of Denmark, at the Convent of Valdstena, Linkoping, Sweden; buried at the Convent of Valdstena

January 7, 1536 - Death of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, at Kimbolton Castle; buried at Peterborough Cathedral

January 7, 1647 – Birth of Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg

January 7, 1743 – Death of Anne Sophie Reventlow, second wife of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 7, 1582 – Birth of Magdalena of Brandenburg, wife of Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

January 7, 1796 - Birth of Princess Charlotte of Wales, only child of George IV, at Carlton House, London

January 7, 1830 – Death of Charlotte of Spain, wife of João VI of Portugal, at Queluz Palace, buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

January 7, 1845 - Birth of Ludwig III, last King of Bavaria

January 7, 1890 – Death of Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach, wife of William I, German Emperor; buried in the mausoleum of Charlottenburg Palace

January 7, 1937 - Wedding of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld

January 7, 1989 - Death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo; buried at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum near Tokyo

Susan
01-08-2011, 01:07 AM
January 8 in royal history:

January 8, 1081 - Birth of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor and German king
Holy Roman Emperor Henry V was the first husband of Empress Matilda/Maud, daughter of Henry I and mother of Henry II.

January 8, 1107 – Death of King Edgar of Scotland at Edinburgh; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife

January 8, 1297 - Wedding of Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of Edward I, and Count John I of Holland at Ipswich Priory Church, Suffolk

January 8, 1297 - Rock of Monaco seized by François Grimaldi

January 8, 1864 - Birth of Prince Albert Victor (Eddy), son of Edward VII, at Frogmore House, Windsor

January 8, 1873 – Birth of Elena of Montenegro, wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

January 8, 1930 - Wedding of Marie-Jose of Belgium and Umberto II of Italy

Susan
01-08-2011, 10:16 PM
January 9 in royal history:

January 9, 1514 – Death of Anne of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France and second wife of Louis XII of France, at the Royal Château de Blois; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

January 9, 1819 – Death of Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, second wife of William I of Württemberg; buried at the Württemberg Mausoleum in Rotenberg, Stuttgart

January 9, 1873 - Death of Emperor Napoleon III of France in exile at Camden Place (now Chislehurst Golf Club), Chislehurst, England; buried at Saint Michael's Abbey, Farnborough, Hampshire, England

January 9, 1878 - Death of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy at Rome; buried at the Pantheon, Rome

January 9, 1907 – Death of Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, wife of George V of Hanover, at Gmunden, Austria; buried in the Crypt at Cumberland Palace in Gmunden

January 9, 1982 – Birth of Catherine Middleton, fianceé of Prince William

January 9, 1988 - Wedding of George, Earl of St. Andrews, son of the Duke of Kent, and Sylvana Tomaselli at the Leith Register Office, Edinburgh, Scotland

Susan
01-09-2011, 08:24 PM
January 10 in royal history:

January 10, 1480 – Birth of Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands

January 10, 1662 - Death of Prince Honoré II of Monaco, buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

January 10, 1810 – Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine
Joséphine agreed to the divorce so that Napoleon could remarry hoping that he would have an heir. The two remained on good terms. Napoleon's last words were, "France, the Army, the Head of the Army, Joséphine."

January 10, 1840 - Death of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, at Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; buried at the Mausoleum of the Landgraves, Homburg, Germany
Elizabeth was the third daughter and seventh child of George III and his wife Charlotte. She married late in life at age 48 to Hereditary Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Homburg. Her husband succeeded his father as Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg in 1820. In her native England, deep court mourning was temporarily suspended to celebrate the marriage of her niece Queen Victoria on February 10, 1840.

January 10, 1893 - Wedding of Princess Marie of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and King Ferdinand I of Romania at Sigmaringen Castle, Germany
Marie was the daughter of Victoria's son Alfred and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia.

January 10, 1967 - Wedding of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven

January 10, 2005 – Death of Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium, wife of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, at Fischbach Castle, Luxembourg; buried at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg

Libby
01-10-2011, 07:22 PM
It's also Plough Monday. I've blogged about it if you want to know more.

elizabethashworth.wordpress.com

Susan
01-10-2011, 11:20 PM
January 11 in royal history:

January 11, 1923 - Death of Constantine I of Greece in exile at Palermo, Sicily; buried at the Royal Cemetery in the park of Tatoi Palace

Susan
01-11-2011, 11:25 PM
January 12 in royal history:

January 12, 1321 – Death of Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France; buried at Cordeliers Convent, Paris

January 12, 1759 - Death of Anne, Princess Royal, daughter of George II, at The Hague, Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerke at Delft, Netherlands
Anne was the eldest daughter and second child of George II and his wife Caroline of Ansbach. At age 24, Anne married Prince William IV of Orange-Nassau. The current Dutch royal family descends from Anne and William.

January 12, 1902 - Birth of King Saud Ibn Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia

January 12, 1912 - Death of Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, husband of Princess Louise, Princess Royal, at Assuan, Egypt; buried at the Mar Lodge Chapel, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
While sailing to Egypt, the Duke and his family were shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco. The family all survived but the Duke developed pleurisy, which may have been a result of the shipwreck, and died.

January 12, 1961 - Wedding of Princess Astrid of Norway and Johan Martin Ferner

January 12, 1974 – Death of Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Ribsden Holt, Windlesham, Surrey; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Princess Patricia, known as Patsy in the family, was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Marguerite of Prussia. Upon her marriage to Sir Alexander Ramsay, she voluntarily relinquished the style of Royal Highness and the title of Princess of Great Britain and Ireland and assumed the style of Lady Patricia Ramsay.

Susan
01-12-2011, 10:56 PM
January 13 in royal history:

January 13, 858 - Death of King Aethelwulf of Wessex; first buried at Steyning Church, then the Old Minster, Winchester, remains now at Winchester Cathedral

January 13, 1669 - Birth of Henrietta Stuart, daughter of James II, at Whitehall Palace, London
Henrietta was the third daughter and seventh child of James, Duke of York (later James II) and his first wife Anne Hyde. She was named after her grandmother Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I. Henrietta died at age 10 months and was buried in the royal vault in Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

January 13, 1766 - Death of Frederik V of Denmark and Norway at Christiansborg Palace; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 13, 1797 – Death of Elizabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia; buried at the Berlin Protestant Cathedral

January 13, 1883 – Birth of Prince Arthur of Connaught, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Prince Arthur was the son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Marguerite of Prussia. He married his first cousin once removed Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife.

January 13, 1932 - Death of Sophie of Prussia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; buried at the Tatoi Royal Cemetery, Greece
Sophie was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Frederick III, German Emperor. She married King Constantine I of Greece and is the grandmother of former King Constantine II of Greece and his sister Queen Sofia, wife of King Juan Carlos of Spain.

Susan
01-13-2011, 11:36 PM
January 14 in royal history:

January 14, 1131 – Birth of Valdemar I of Denmark

January 14, 1772 - Death of Princess Mary, daughter of George II, at Hanau, Germany; buried at the Reformed Church in Hanau
Mary was the fourth daughter and eighth child of George II and his wife Caroline of Ansbach. She married Hereditary Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Cassel at age 17. Her husband, while tall and handsome, was cruel and their marriage was unhappy.

January 14, 1872 - Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia goes on a buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer
Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander II, took a three month tour of the United States from November, 1871 - February, 1872. The buffalo hunting expedition took place on the Grand Duke’s 22nd birthday.

Love this photo! General Custer and Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t81/sef127/GDAlexei_GenCuster.jpg

January 14, 1892 - Death of Prince Albert Victor (Eddy), son of Edward VII, at Sandringham House, Norfolk; buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 14, 1919 – Abdication of Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde of Luxembourg

January 14, 1972 - Death of Frederik IX of Denmark at Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 14, 1994 - Duchess of Kent converts to Catholicism

Susan
01-15-2011, 12:50 AM
January 15 in royal history:

January 15, 1478 - Wedding of Richard, Duke of York, son of Edward IV, and Lady Anne Mowbray at St. Stephen's Chapel, Palace of Westminster

January 15, 1535 - Henry VIII assumes the title of Supreme Head of the Church of England

January 15, 1559 - Coronation of Elizabeth I

January 15, 1781 – Death of Mariana Victoria of Spain, wife of Joseph I of Portugal; buried at the Church of São Francisco de Paula, Lisbon

January 15, 1882 - Birth of Princess Margaret of Connaught, daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Bagshot Park, Surrey
Margaret married Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden. While pregnant with her sixth child, Margaret died of an ear infection which had spread to her throat. Her husband married Lady Louise Mountbatten (sister of Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma and the aunt of Prince Philip), and succeeded to the throne as King Gustav VI Adolf. Gustav and Louise's marriage was childless but Margaret's descendants sit upon the thrones of Denmark and Sweden. Queen Margrethe of Denmark is her granddaughter and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden is her grandson.

January 15, 1902 – Birth of King Saud of Saudi Arabia

January 15, 1945 - Birth of Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz, wife of Prince Michael of Kent, at Karlsbad, now Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic

January 15, 1968 - Birth of Inaki Urdangarin y Liebaert, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain

Susan
01-15-2011, 09:37 PM
January 16 in royal history:

January 16, 1245 - Birth of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, son of Henry III, at London, England

January 16, 1942 - Death of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, at Bagshot Park, Surrey; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Arthur died at age 91. Two of his great grandchildren are current monarchs: Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden.

January 16, 1979 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran

Susan
01-17-2011, 12:06 AM
January 17 in royal history:

January 17, 1732 - Birth of Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland

January 17, 1746- Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, defeats British forces at the Battle of Falkirk in Scotland

January 17, 1870 – Birth of Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, first wife Ferdinand of Bulgaria

January 17, 1879 - Wedding of William III of the Netherlands and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

January 17, 1893 - Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii is forced to abdicate by a group of businessmen and sugar planters

January 17, 1991 - Death of Olav V of Norway at the Royal Lodge, Kongsseteren; buried at Akershus Fortress, Oslo

Susan
01-17-2011, 09:25 PM
January 18 in royal history:

January 18, 1367 – Death of Pedro I of Portugal

January 18, 1486 - Wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Westminster Abbey

January 18, 1701 - Frederick III, the Elector of Brandenburg, becomes King of Prussia

January 18, 1795 – Birth of Anna Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William II of the Netherlands

January 18, 1890 – Death of Amadeo I of Spain in Turin, Italy; buried at the Basilica of Superga in Turin

January 18, 1908 – Birth of Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, wife of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and mother of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

January 18, 1919 - Death of Prince John, son of George V, at Wood Farm, Wolferton, Norfolk; buried at Sandringham Church, Norfolk

January 18, 1974 - Birth of Claire Louise Coombs, wife of Prince Laurent of Belgium

Susan
01-18-2011, 11:37 PM
January 19 in royal history:

January 19, 1526 – Death of Isabella of Austria, wife of Christian II of Denmark, in Ghent in present-day Belgium; buried first at St Peter Church in Ghent, then in Saint Canute's Cathedral in Odense, Denmark

January 19, 1544 – Birth of Francis II of France

January 19, 1757 – Birth of Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, wife of Franz Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Augusta was the grandmother of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

January 19, 1793 - Louis XVI of France is sentenced to death

January 19, 1853 - Wedding of Napoleon III of France and Eugenie de Montijo

January 19, 1927 - Death of Charlotte of Belgium, wife of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, at the Castle of Bouchout, Meise, Belgium; buried at the Royal Crypt in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium
Charlotte was a first cousin of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father was their Uncle Leopold. She married Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, the Habsburg Archduke, who was executed.

January 19, 1943 - Birth of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, daughter of Queen Juliana, in Ottawa, Canada

Susan
01-19-2011, 11:28 PM
January 20 in royal history:

January 20, 1382 - Wedding of Richard II and Anne of Bohemia at St. Stephen's Chapel, Palace of Westminster

January 20, 1554 – Birth of King Sebastian of Portugal

January 20, 1649 - Charles I brought to trial in Westminster Hall

January 20, 1666 – Death of Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII of France, at the convent of Val-de-Grâce, Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

January 20, 1716 - Birth of Carlos III of Spain

January 20, 1731 - Death of Prince Antonio I of Monaco, buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

January 20, 1819 - Death of Carlos IV of Spain, in exile, at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, Italy

January 20, 1848 – Death of Christian VIII of Denmark

January 20, 1896 - Death of Prince Henry of Battenberg, husband of Princess Beatrice, at sea from malaria caught in Africa during the Ashanti War; buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight

January 20, 1936 - Death of George V at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 20, 1965 - Birth of Sophie Rhys Jones, wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

January 20, 1973 - Birth of Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, wife of Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, heir to the Belgian throne

Susan
01-21-2011, 12:06 AM
January 21 in royal history:

January 21, 1338 – Birth of Charles V of France

January 21, 1542 - Parliament passes bill of attainder against Catherine Howard

January 21, 1793 - Execution of Louis XVI of France at the Place de la Révolution, Paris; originally buried in a mass grave near the location of today's La Madeleine church, reburied at the Basilica of St. Denis

January 21, 1829 - Birth of Oscar II of Sweden and Norway

January 21, 2004 - Birth of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, daughter of Crown Prince Haakon

Susan
01-21-2011, 11:53 PM
January 22 in royal history:

January 22, 1260 - Wedding of Beatrice, daughter of Henry III, and John of Dreux, Earl of Richmond at the Abbey of St Denis, Paris, France

January 22, 1440 - Birth of Ivan III the Great of Russia

January 22, 1592- Death of Elisabeth of Austria, wife of Charles IX of France; buried first in the Clarissine convent, since 1782 in the Ducal Crypt at St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

January 22, 1689 - Parliament invites William and Mary to become joint sovereigns

January 22, 1797 – Birth of Maria Leopoldina of Austria, wife of Pedro I of Brazil/Pedro IV of Portugal

January 22, 1831 - Birth of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, husband of Princess Helena, at Augustenburg, Denmark

January 22, 1858 – Death of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Baden

January 22, 1901 - Death of Queen Victoria at Osborne House, Isle of Wight; buried at the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore, Windsor

January 22, 1954 – Death of Princess Margaret of Prussia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Schönberg, Kronberg, Germany
Princess Margaret, known as Mossy in the family, was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. She married Landgrave Frederick Carl of Hesse.

Susan
01-23-2011, 12:09 AM
January 23 in royal history:

January 23, 1045 - Wedding of Edward the Confessor and Edith of Wessex, daughter of Godwin, Earl of Wessex

January 23, 1516 – Death of Ferdinand II of Aragon in Madrigalejo, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain; buried in the Royal Chapel in the Cathedral of Granada

January 23, 1570 - Assassination of James Stewart, Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland, illegitimate son of James V; buried at St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh

January 23, 1688 - Birth of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden

January 23, 1820 - Death of Edward, Duke of Kent, son of George III and father of Queen Victoria, at Sidmouth, Devon, England; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 23, 1874 - Wedding of Prince Alfred, son of Queen Victoria, and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, at the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

January 23, 1896 – Birth of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg

January 23, 1957 - Birth of Princess Caroline of Monaco

January 23, 1999 - Wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Prince Ernst of Hanover

Susan
01-25-2011, 12:26 AM
January 24 in royal history:

January 24, 41 - Assassination of Caligula, Roman emperor

January 24, 76 - Birth of Hadrian, Roman emperor

January 24, 1328 - Wedding of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault at York Minster

January 24, 1712 - Birth of Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia

January 24, 1746 - Birth of Gustav III of Sweden

January 24, 1779 - Birth of Louise of Baden, wife of Tsar Alexander I

January 24, 1924 – Death of former Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde of Luxembourg at Hohenburg Castle in Bavaria, Germany; buried at Cathedral Notre-Dame in Luxembourg
Marie-Adélaïde was a nun from the time of her abdication in 1919 until her death.

January 24, 1924 - Wedding of Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan (later emperor) and Princess Nagako

Susan
01-25-2011, 12:29 AM
January 25 in royal history:

January 25, 1308 - Wedding of Edward II and Isabella of France, at Boulogne Cathedral, France

January 25, 1327 - Edward II is deposed in favor of his son Edward III

January 25, 1477 – Birth of Anne of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France and second wife of Louis XII of France

January 25, 1533 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, his second wife, at the Palace of Westminster, London

January 25, 1559 - Death of Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden at Kalundborg Castle; buried at Saint Canute's Cathedral in Odense, Denmark

January 25, 1630 – Birth of Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

January 25, 1661 - Birth of Prince Antonio I of Monaco

January 25, 1755 - Birth of Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, first wife of Tsar Paul I
Name after marriage: Natalia Alexeievna, died after childbirth at age 21

January 25, 1858 - Wedding of Victoria, Princess Royal, daughter of Queen Victoria, and future German Emperor Frederick III at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace, London
The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn became a popular wedding recessional after it was played at the Princess Royal's wedding. The music is from a suite of incidental music to Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Queen Victoria loved Medelssohn's music and he often played for her when he visited Great Britain.

January 25, 1978 - Birth of Charlene Lynette Wittstock, fianceé of Prince Albert II of Monaco

Susan
01-25-2011, 11:14 PM
January 26 in royal history:

January 26, 1763 - Birth of Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, French Marshall, later Charles XIV, King of Sweden and Norway

January 26, 1876 – Death of Amélia of Leuchtenberg, second wife of Pedro I of Brazil/Pedro IV of Portugal, in Lisbon; buried first in the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, since 1982 in the Ipiranga monument in São Paulo, Brazil

January 26, 1947 – Death of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten, eldest son of Gustaf VI Adolf and father of Carl XVI Gustaf, in an airplane crash

Susan
01-26-2011, 10:54 PM
January 27 in royal history:

January 27, 1708 – Birth of Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia, daughter of Peter I (the Great) and Catherine I of Russia, mother of Peter III
Anna Petrovna died at age 20, several days after giving birth to her son.

January 27, 1773 - Birth of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, son of George III at Buckingham Palace

January 27, 1836 – Death of Wilhelmine of Baden, wife of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

January 27, 1859 - Birth of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, son of Kaiser Frederick III and Victoria, Princess Royal, at Berlin, Germany

January 27, 2001 – Death of Marie José of Belgium, wife of Umberto II of Italy, at Geneva, Switzerland; buried at the Cistercian Abbey of Hautecombe, Savoy, France

Susan
01-28-2011, 12:06 AM
January 28 in royal history:

January 28, 814 - Death of Charlemagne at Aachen, Germany; buried at the Aachen Cathedral

January 28, 1271 – Death of Isabella of Aragon, wife of Philip III of France

January 28, 1457 - Birth of Henry VII at Pembroke Castle, Wales

January 28, 1547 - Death of Henry VIII at Whitehall Palace, London; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 28, 1768 - Birth of Frederik VI of Denmark and Norway

January 28, 1845 – Death of Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, first wife of Adolphe of Nassau, the future Grand Duke of Luxembourg, in childbirth at Castle Biebrich in Wiesbaden; buried at the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Elizabeth in Wiesbaden

January 28, 1941 - Death of Alfonso XIII of Spain, in exile, in Rome, Italy; first buried at Church of Santa Maria di Monserrato, the Spanish national church in Rome, in 1980 his remains were transferred to San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Spain

January 28, 1950 – Birth of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain

Susan
01-29-2011, 01:41 AM
January 29 in royal history:

January 29, 1601 – Death of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, wife of Henri III of France, at Moulins, Allier in France; first buried at was buried at the Convent of the Capuchins, re-interred in 1817 next to her husband in the Saint Denis Basilica

January 29, 1749 - Birth of Christian VII of Denmark and Norway

January 29, 1820 - Death of George III at Windsor Castle; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 29, 1844 – Death of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Ernest was the father of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. He was also Queen Victoria’s uncle.

January 29, 1860 – Death of Stéphanie de Beauharnais, wife of Karl, Grand Duke of Baden

January 29, 1906 - Death of Christian IX of Denmark at Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
King Christian was the father of King Frederick VIII of Denmark, King George I of Greece, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. He was as much the "grandfather of Europe" as Queen Victoria was the grandmother. His grandchildren sat upon the thrones of Denmark, the United Kingdom, Russia, Greece and Norway. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Harald of Norway, Queen Sofia of Spain and former King Constantine of Greece are among his many descendants.

January 29, 2000 - Wedding of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein and Angela Brown

Susan
01-29-2011, 07:49 PM
January 30 in royal history:

January 30, 1649 - Charles I is beheaded at the Palace of Whitehall; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 30, 1676 - Death of Tsar Alexis I at Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

January 30, 1730 - Death of Tsar Peter II of Russia at Moscow; buried in the Kremlin, Moscow
Peter II, the grandson of Peter the Great, died of smallpox at age 14.

January 30, 1889 – Apparent suicides of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Baroness Marie Vetsera at Mayerling, Austria; Rudolf was buried in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna; Marie was secretly buried in the cemetery of Holy Cross Abbey in Heiligenkreuz

January 30, 1894 - Birth of Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria

January 30, 1962 - Birth of Abdullah II of Jordan

January 30, 1968 - Birth of Felipe of Spain, The Prince of Asturias

January 30, 2005 – Birth of Prince Hashem of Jordan, son of Abdullah II

Susan
01-30-2011, 11:12 PM
January 31 in royal history:

January 31, 1512 – Birth of King Henrique of Portugal

January 31, 1580 – Death of King Henrique of Portugal at Almeirim, Portugal; buried at Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon

January 31, 1606 - Execution of Guy Fawkes, convicted in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament

January 31, 1756 – Birth of Marie-Thérèse of Savoy, wife of Charles X of France

January 31, 1788 - Death of Charles Edward Stuart, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Young Pretender at Palazzo Muti, Rome; buried at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican

January 31, 1899 – Death of Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, first wife of Ferdinand of Bulgaria, in Sofia, Bulgaria; buried at the Cathedral of St. Louis of France in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

January 31, 1938 - Birth of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Susan
01-31-2011, 10:30 PM
February 1 in royal history:

February 1, 1168 - Wedding of Matilda, daughter of Henry II, and Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony at Minden Cathedral, Saxony, Germany

February 1, 1327 - Coronation of Edward III
Edward’s wife Philippa of Hainault was crowned on February 20, 1328.

February 1, 1328 – Death of Charles IV of France at Vincennes, France; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

February 1, 1587 - Elizabeth I signs Mary, Queen of Scots’ death warrant

February 1, 1707 – Birth of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, son of George II and father of George III, at Hanover, Germany

February 1, 1908 – Assassination of Carlos I of Portugal at the Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora

February 1, 1965 - Birth of Princess Stephanie of Monaco

Susan
02-01-2011, 11:23 PM
February 2 in royal history:

February 2, 1237 – Death of Joan, Lady of Wales, wife of Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Wales and Gwynedd, at Garth Celyn, Aber Garth Celyn in Wales; her coffin can be seen in Beaumaris parish church, Anglesey, Wales
Joan was an illegitimate daughter of King John.

February 2, 1250 - Death of Eric XI Ericsson of Sweden

February 2, 1455 - Birth of King Hans of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

February 2, 1461 - Edward, Earl of March (the future Edward IV) routs the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross

February 2, 1461 - Execution of Owen Tudor following the Battle of Mortimer's Cross
Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois, widow of Henry V, were the grandparents of Henry VII.

February 2, 1503 – Birth of Katherine Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, at the Tower of London
Katherine’s mother, Elizabeth of York, died of complications of childbirth nine days later. Little Katherine did not survive her mother long and died on February 18.

February 2, 1626 - Coronation of Charles I
Charles’ wife Henrietta Maria of France was never crowned because she was Roman Catholic

February 2, 1650 - Birth of Nell Gwynn, actress and mistress of Charles II

February 2, 1687 – Death of Anne Sophia, daughter of Queen Anne
Anne Sophia was one of the five of Queen Anne’s 18 children who were born alive and one of the three who lived longer than a day. At the age of nine months she died of smallpox. Her sister Mary, aged 21 months, died of smallpox six days later. Both children were buried at Westminster Abbey.

February 2, 1990 - Wedding of Marina Ogilvy, daughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Paul Mowatt
The couple divorced in 1997.

February 2, 2002 - Wedding of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and Maxima Zorreguieta

Susan
02-02-2011, 10:54 PM
February 3 in royal history:

February 3, 1014 - Death of Sweyn I Forkbeard of Denmark, Norway, and England, in Gainsborough, England; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 3, 1027 – Death of Richard III, Duke of Normandy

February 3, 1276 - Wedding of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Lancaster, son of Henry III, and Blanche of Artois at Paris, France

February 3, 1338 – Birth of Joanna of Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France

February 3, 1399 - Death of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, at Leicester Castle; buried at Old St. Paul's Cathedral (tomb destroyed in the Great Fire of London)

February 3, 1547 – Wedding of Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible) and Anastasia Romanova
Anastasia Romanova, the first of seven wives of Ivan the Terrible, was the great aunt of Mikhail, the first Romanov Tsar.

February 3, 1867 - Prince Mutsuhito becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan

February 3, 1968 – Wedding of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

February 3, 1998 - Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales go on sale in Britain

Susan
02-03-2011, 11:46 PM
February 4 in royal history:

February 4 in royal history:

February 4, 1495 - Wedding of Anne of York, daughter of Edward IV, and Thomas Howard, (the future) 3rd Duke of Norfolk at Greenwich Palace, London
Anne married Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and the son and heir of the 2nd Duke of Norfolk, but she died young and they had no surviving children. The Duke later married Elizabeth Stafford, daughter of the Duke of Buckingham and was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard.

February 4, 1694 – Death of Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina, second wife of Tsar Alexei of Russia, mother of Peter the Great; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

February 4, 1930 – Wedding of Prince Takamatsu of Japan and Tokugawa Kikuko

February 4, 1970 - Birth of Marilène van den Broek, wife of Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Susan
02-04-2011, 10:59 PM
February 5 in royal history:

February 5, 1811 - George, Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent as George III's mental health deteriorates

February 5, 1818 - Death of Carl XIII of Sweden and Norway

February 5, 1972 - Birth of Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, wife of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

February 5, 1999 - Birth of Arthur Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (daughter of Princess Margaret)

Susan
02-05-2011, 08:43 PM
February 6 in royal history:

February 6, 1378 – Death of Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France; buried at St. Denis Basilica

February 6, 1665 - Birth of Queen Anne at St. James' Palace

February 6, 1685 - Death of Charles II at Whitehall Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 6, 1693 - William and Mary grant royal charter to The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia

February 6, 1899 – Death of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Sanitorium Martinnsbrunn in Gratsch bei Meran (Merano) in Tyrol, Italy; buried at Friedenstein Castle Church, Gotha, Germany
Alfred was the son of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. He made a failed suicide attempt after a scandal with a mistress and died two weeks later.

February 6, 1929 – Death of Maria Christina of Austria, second wife of Alfonso XII of Spain, at the Royal Palace in Madrid; buried at Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

February 6, 1952 - Death of George VI at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

February 6, 1981 – Death of Frederika of Hanover, wife of Paul I of Greece, in exile in Madrid; buried at the Tatoi Royal Cemetery, Greece

February 6, 1982 - Wedding of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and Archduke Carl Christian of Austria

February 6, 2004 - Birth of Princess Louise of Belgium, daughter of Prince Laurent

Susan
02-06-2011, 09:24 PM
February 7 in royal history:

February 7, 1102 – Birth of Matilda of England (Maud), daughter of Henry I, mother of Henry II

February 7, 1301 – Edward of Caernarvon (later Edward II) becomes the first English Prince of Wales

February 7, 1542 - Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, is condemned to death

February 7, 1596 – Death of George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

February 7, 1613 - Mikhail Romanov becomes the first Romanov Tsar

February 7, 1693 – Birth of Empress Anna of Russia

February 7, 1837 - Death of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden at St. Gallen, Switzerland; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

February 7, 1901 – Wedding of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

February 7, 1999 - Death of King Hussein of Jordan in Amman, Jordan; buried at the Royal Cemetery, Raghadan Palace, Amman

Madeleine
02-07-2011, 11:41 AM
A book programme last night said that today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth - I'm surprised that Google haven't done a logo to honour this.

Edited to say that I've just wiki-ed Dickens, and he's actually 199 today! Still think he deserves a mention on Google though.

emr
02-07-2011, 10:29 PM
A book programme last night said that today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth - I'm surprised that Google haven't done a logo to honour this.

Edited to say that I've just wiki-ed Dickens, and he's actually 199 today! Still think he deserves a mention on Google though.

They do have one of those logos for Jules Verne now. So very cool. :cool:
Born February 8, 1828, he is 183 tomorrow :)

Susan
02-07-2011, 11:25 PM
February 8 in royal history:

February 8, 1291 – Birth of Afonso IV of Portugal

February 8, 1587 – Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots at Fotheringay Castle; buried first at Peterborough Cathedral, moved to Westminster Abbey by her son King James I

February 8, 1687 – Death of Mary, daughter of Queen Anne
Mary was one of the five of Queen Anne’s 18 children who were born alive and one of the three who lived longer than a day. At the age of 21 months she died of smallpox. Her sister Anne Sophia, aged nine months, died of smallpox six days earlier. Both children were buried at Westminster Abbey.

February 8, 1693 - Birth of Empress Anna Ivanova of Russia

February 8, 1696 – Death of Ivan V of Russia; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

February 8, 1725 - Death of Peter I "the Great", Tsar of Russia, buried at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg

February 8, 1772 – Death of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales and mother of George III at Carlton House, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 8, 1792 – Birth of Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, fourth wife of Francis I of Austria

February 8, 1929 – Death of Maria Christina of Austria, wife of Alfonso XII of Spain and regent during the minority of her son Alfonso XIII, at the Palacio Real in Madrid; buried at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial

February 8, 1952 – Death of Hilda of Luxembourg, wife of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden

February 8, 1952 – Elizabeth II proclaimed Queen

Susan
02-07-2011, 11:27 PM
February 9 in royal history:

February 9, 1671 - Birth of Catherine, daughter of James II, at Whitehall Palace
Catherine was the fourth daughter and eighth child of James II and his first wife Anne Hyde. Catherine's mother died of breast cancer when the infant was only 7 weeks old. Little Catherine died at 10 months at St. James' Palace and was buried in Westminster Abbey without ceremony.

February 9, 1763 – Birth of Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden

February 9, 1873 – Death of Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, fourth wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

February 9, 1986 – Birth of Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein and his fourth wife Queen Noor

February 9, 2002 - Death of Princess Margaret, daughter of George VI, sister of Elizabeth II, at King Edward VII Hospital, London; cremated, ashes buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

Susan
02-09-2011, 10:30 PM
February 10 in royal history:

February 10, 1134 - Death of Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror, at Cardiff Castle, Wales; buried at Gloucester Cathedral

February 10, 1567 - Death of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, when his house in Edinburgh blows up; buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

February 10, 1598 – Death of Anna of Austria, first wife of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden and Poland, in Warsaw; buried at Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland

February 10, 1772 – Death of Prince Josef Wenzel Karl of Liechtenstein

February 10, 1840 - Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace

February 10, 1841 - Christening of Victoria, Princess Royal, Queen Victoria's eldest child, at the Throne Room, Buckingham Palace

February 10, 1858 – Birth of Alice Heine, American-born second wife of Albert I of Monaco

February 10, 1864 – Death of Antoinette de Mérode-Westerloo, wife of Charles III of Monaco; buried at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

February 10, 1868 – Birth of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Berlin
Full name: Joachim Friedrich Ernst Waldemar
Prince Waldemar was the son of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. He died of diphtheria at age 11, three months after his aunt Princess Alice and her daughter Princess May died from the same disease.

February 10, 2005 - Engagement of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles announced

Susan
02-10-2011, 11:01 PM
February 11 in royal history:

February 11, 660 BC - Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno

February 11, 1466 - Birth of Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, wife of Henry VII, at Westminster Palace

February 11, 1503 - Death of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII, daughter of Edward IV, at the Tower of London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Elizabeth died on her 37th birthday from complications of childbirth. Her daughter Katherine was born on February 2, 1503 and died on February 18, 1503.

February 11, 1511 - Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII, at Richmond Palace, Surrey; buried at Westminster Abbey
This little Prince was the New Year's baby (born January 1, 1511) who brought so much joy and hope to his parents, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Think of how different England would have been if this little Prince had lived and succeeded his father!

February 11, 1929 – Death of Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein in Valtice, in the current Czech Republic, buried at Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

February 11, 1948 - Birth of Prince Katsura of Japan

Susan
02-11-2011, 10:41 PM
February 12 in royal history:

February 12, 1554 - Execution of Lady Jane Grey at the Tower of London; buried at St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

February 12, 1627 – Death of Prince Karl I of Liechtenstein, buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

February 12, 1689 – Death of Marie Louise of Orléans, first wife of Charles II of Spain, in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

February 12, 1768 - Birth of Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor

February 12, 1771 - Death of Adolf Fredrik of Sweden at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

February 12, 1912 - Abdication of the last emperor of China, Hsuan Tung (P'u Yi)

February 12, 1932 - Birth of Princess Astrid of Norway, daughter of King Olav V and sister of King Harald V

Susan
02-12-2011, 10:45 PM
February 13 in royal history:

February 13, 858 – Death of Kenneth I of Scotland (Kenneth MacAlpin) at Forteviot, Perthshire, Scotland; buried at Isle of Iona, Scotland

February 13, 1177 - Wedding of Joan of England, daughter of Henry II, and William II the Good, King of Sicily at Palermo, Sicily

February 13, 1457 – Birth of Mary, Duchess of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold and wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor

February 13, 1542 - Execution of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, at the Tower of London; buried at St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

February 13, 1660 - Death Karl X Gustav of Sweden at Gothenburg, Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church

February 13, 1662 - Death of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I, wife of Elector Frederick V of Palatinate, at Leicester House, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 13, 1689 - William III and Mary II take the throne together

February 13, 1956 – Birth of Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein and his first wife Princess Dina Al Hussein

Susan
02-14-2011, 12:09 AM
February 14 in royal history:

February 14, 1317 – Death of Marguerite of France, second wife of Edward I, at Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire; buried at Grey Friars Church, Newgate, London

February 14, 1400 - Murder of deposed Richard II at Pontefract Castle; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 14, 1613 - Wedding of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I, and Frederick V of Palatinate at Chapel Royal, Whitehall Palace, London

February 14, 1714 – Death of Maria Luisa of Savoy, first wife of Philip V of Spain, in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

February 14, 1847 – Birth of Maria Pia of Savoy, wife of Luís I of Portugal

February 14, 1945 - Birth of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein

February 14, 1981 - Wedding of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista

Rowan
02-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Oregon becomes the 33rd state in the United States, February 14, 1859.

Susan
02-14-2011, 10:50 PM
February 15 in royal history:

February 15, 1710 – Birth of Louis XV of France

February 15, 1922 – Death of Princess Catherine Dolgorukova, morganatic wife of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, in Nice, France; buried at in the Cimetière Russe de Caucade, Nice

February 15, 1952 – Funeral of George VI

Susan
02-15-2011, 11:55 PM
February 16 in royal history:

February 16, 1279 – Death of Afonso III of Portugal

February 16, 1337 - Birth of William of Hatfield, son of Edward III, at Hatfield House, Hertsfordshire

February 16, 1819 - Death of Prince Honoré IV of Monaco

February 16, 1991 – Birth of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, daughter of Grand Duke Henri

Susan
02-16-2011, 11:04 PM
February 17 in royal history:

February 17, 1461 – 2nd Battle of St. Albans, the Lancastrians defeat the Yorkist Earl of Warwick who leaves his hostage, Henry VI, under a tree

February 17, 1598 - Boris Godunov is elected Tsar of Russia

February 17, 1718 - Death of Lady Charlotte FitzRoy, illegitimate daughter of Charles II by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

February 17, 1718 - Death of Prince George William, son of George II, at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

February 17, 1729 – Death of Johann Ernst IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

February 17, 1861 - Birth of Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, at Arolsen, Waldeck, Germany

February 17, 1934 – Death of Albert I of the Belgians in a climbing accident at Marche-les-Dames, Ardennes, Belgium; buried in the Church of Our Lady, Laeken, Belgium

February 17, 1954 - Birth of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg

Susan
02-17-2011, 11:43 PM
February 18 in royal history:

February 18, 1478 – Execution of George, Duke of Clarence, who opposed his brother Edward IV, in the Tower of London; buried at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester

February 18, 1516 - Birth of Mary I at Greenwich Palace

February 18, 1790 – Death of Elisabeth of Württemberg, first wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

February 18, 1861 - Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes the first King of a united Italy

February 18, 1947 - Birth of Princess Christina of the Netherlands, daughter of Queen Juliana

Susan
02-18-2011, 10:32 PM
February 19 in royal history:

February 19, 1594 - Birth of Henry, Prince of Wales, son of James I, at Stirling Castle, Scotland
Henry predeceased his father, so his brother, the future Charles I, became heir.

February 19, 1670 – Death of Frederik III of Denmark and Norway in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 19, 1817 - Birth of Willem III of the Netherlands

February 19, 1960 - Birth of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at Buckingham Palace
Full name: Andrew Albert Christian Edward

Susan
02-20-2011, 12:35 AM
February 20 in royal history:

February 20, 1513 – Death of King Hans of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Aalborghus Castle, Denmark; buried first at the Franciscan Church in Odense, Denmark, later his remains were translated to St. Canute's Cathedral in Odense

February 20, 1547 - Coronation of Edward VI

February 20, 1685 – Death of Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, wife of Frederick III of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 20, 1867 - Birth of Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Marlborough House, London

Susan
02-20-2011, 09:32 PM
February 21 in royal history:

February 21, 1437 - Assassination of James I of Scotland at the Monastery of the Friars Preachers, Perth, Scotland; buried at the Carthusian Monastery, Perth

February 21, 1499 - Birth of Edmund, Duke of Somerset, son of Henry VII, at Greenwich Palace, London

February 21, 1584 - Wedding of Johan III of Sweden (2nd marriage) and Gunilla Bielke

February 21, 1728 - Birth of Tsar Peter III of Russia

February 21, 1816 - Wedding of Willem II of the Netherlands and Anna Pavlovna of Russia

February 21, 1937 - Birth of Harald V of Norway at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker, near Oslo

February 21, 1980 – Birth of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Dragon King of Bhutan

February 21, 1986 - Birth of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, son of Princess Astrid of Belgium

Susan
02-21-2011, 09:29 PM
February 22 in royal history:

February 22, 1371 – Death of David II of Scotland at Dundonald Castle; buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

February 22, 1403- Birth of Charles VII of France

February 22, 1933 - Birth of Katharine Worsley, wife of HRH The Duke of Kent, at Hovingham Hall, Yorkshire

February 22, 1957 - Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Elizabeth II, is granted the title Prince of the United Kingdom
Upon his marriage, Philip was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich with the style of His Royal Highness and appointed a Knight of the Garter by King George VI. However, he was not created a Prince of the United Kingdom for 10 more years.

Susan
02-23-2011, 12:07 AM
February 23 in royal history:

February 23, 1447 - Death of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, son of Henry IV, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; buried at St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

February 23, 1779 - Birth of Prince Octavius, son of George III, at Buckingham Palace

February 23, 1918 – Death of Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

February 23, 1960 - Death of Alexander, Marquess of Carisbrooke, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace; cremated and ashes buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
Alexander was the son of Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He married Lady Irene Denison, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Londesbrough. During World War I, his surname was changed to Mountbatten and he was created 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke. He was cremated and his ashes were buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, where his parents were married and are buried.

February 23, 1960 - Birth of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan at Togu Palace, Tokyo, Japan
February 23, 1990 - Naruhito formally invested as Crown Prince of Japan

February 23, 1969 – Death of King Saud of Saudi Arabia in exile at Athens, Greece; buried at the Alaoud Cemetery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Susan
02-23-2011, 11:02 PM
February 24 in royal history:

February 24, 616 – Death of King Ethelbert of Kent

February 24, 1500 - Birth of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Charles I of Spain)
Charles was the son of Juana of Castile and Philip the Handsome.

February 24, 1767 - Birth of Buddha Loetla Nabhalai, Rama II of Thailand

February 24, 1774 – Birth of Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, son of George III at Buckingham Palace

February 24, 1777 – Birth of José I of Portugal

February 24, 1981 – Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's engagement announced

February 24, 2002 - Birth of Arrietta Morales y de Grecia, first child of Princess Alexia of Greece and Carlos Morales Quintana

Susan
02-25-2011, 12:04 AM
February 25 in royal history:

February 25, 1246 – Death of Dafydd ap Llywelyn, Prince of Wales, Prince of Gwynedd, Prince of Southern Powys at Garth Celyn; buried at Aberconwy Abbey

February 25, 1308 - Coronation of Edward II

February 25, 1558 – Death of Eleanor of Austria, third wife of Manuel I of Portugal and second wife of Francis I of France; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial
Eleanor was the daughter of Juana of Castile and Philip the Handsome.

February 25, 1570 - Elizabeth I excommunicated by Pope Pius V

February 25, 1601 – Execution of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex and favorite of Elizabeth I, in the Tower of London for high treason

February 25, 1661/2 - Birth of Lady Anne FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

February 25, 1713 – Death of Frederick I, King in Prussia in Berlin; buried at Berlin Cathedral

February 25, 1805 – Death of Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, second wife of Frederick William II of Prussia, in Berlin; buried at the Berlin Protestant Cathedral

February 25, 1848 – Birth of William II of Württemberg

February 25, 1883 - Birth of Princess Alice of Albany, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle
Princess Alice was the daughter of Prince Leopold, the youngest son of Queen Victoria, and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. She married the brother of Queen Mary, Prince Alexander of Teck, whose style changed to the Earl of Athlone during World War I. Alice was a hemophilia carrier and transmitted the disease to her son Rupert.

February 25, 1885 – Birth of Princess Alice of Battenberg, mother of Prince Philip, wife of Prince Andrew of Greece

February 25, 1912 – Death of Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg at Berg Castle, Luxembourg; buried at buried at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City

emr
02-25-2011, 06:35 AM
February 25 in royal history:

February 25, 1558 – Death of Eleanor of Austria, third wife of Manuel I of Portugal and second wife of Francis I of France; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial (France)


They moved the entice building to France? :eek::D:D:D:D:D

Susan
02-25-2011, 10:56 PM
They moved the entice building to France? :eek::D:D:D:D:D

LOL! I missed that! No, it was a note to myself to post that date in the French section of the royalty forum I help administer! Thanks for pointing it out. Let's see if anyone noticed it over there.

Susan
02-25-2011, 11:00 PM
LOL! I missed that! No, it was a note to myself to post that date in the French section of the royalty forum I help administer! Thanks for pointing it out. Let's see if anyone noticed it over there.

No one noticed (France) over at the royalty forum, so emr, you are the official royal dates editor! :)

Susan
02-25-2011, 11:15 PM
February 26 in royal history:

February 26, 1275 - Death of Margaret, daughter of Henry III, wife of King Alexander III of Scotland, at Cupar Castle, Fife, Scotland; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

February 26, 1416 - Birth of Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway

February 26, 1577 - Death of Eric XIV of Sweden at Örbyhus Castle; buried at Västerås Cathedral

February 26, 1815 - Napoleon escapes from the island of Elba
Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba. Upon his escape in 1815, he rallied troops and declared himself emperor once again. However, the British and Prussians defeated him once and for all at the Battle of Waterloo.

February 26, 1861 – Birth of Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria

February 26, 1869 – Birth of Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Frogmore House, Windsor
Prince Albert was the son of Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He never married but succeeded his childless first cousin, Ernst Günther, as titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenberg. Shortly before his death, he recognized an illegitimate daughter, Valerie Marie.

February 26, 1909 – Birth of King Talal of Jordan

February 26, 1954 - Birth of Prince Ernst Augustus of Hanover
Ernst is the senior direct male to male descendant of King George III. He is descended from George III's son, Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, who became King of Hanover (due to the Salic Law) following the death of King William IV.

February 26, 1959 - Death of Alexandra, Duchess of Fife, daughter of Alexander Duff, Duke of Fife and Princess Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Avenue Road, London; buried at Mar Lodge Chapel, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Alexandra was the Duchess of Fife in her own right.

February 26, 2000 – Death of Giovanna of Savoy, wife of Boris III of Bulgaria, in Estoril, Portugal; buried at the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi in Assisi, Italy

emr
02-25-2011, 11:37 PM
No one noticed (France) over at the royalty forum, so emr, you are the official royal dates editor! :)

LOL
Well a couple pics to illustrate:
This is the Camara de los Infantes, for princes, infantes and queens who weren't mother of kings:
http://www.esacademic.com/pictures/eswiki/67/Camara_infantes_San_Lorenzo_de_El_Escorial.jpg

and the Panteon de los Reyes...
http://www.esacademic.com/pictures/eswiki/69/EscorialBorbo1.jpg
... that is currently full so the actual king wont be buried in there unless they move Carlos I (V) and wives back to their original position under the altar.

Susan
02-27-2011, 12:21 AM
February 27 in royal history:

February 27, 1666 – Death of Luisa de Guzmán, wife of João IV of Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon
Luisa was the mother of Catherine of Braganza,the wife of Charles II of England.

February 27, 1919 - Wedding of Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and The Honorable Alexander Ramsay, third son of the Earl of Dalhousie, at Westminster Abbey
This was the first royal wedding at Westminster Abbey since January 20, 1382 when Richard II married Anne of Bohemia, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. There have only been eight additional royal weddings at Westminster Abbey since then. Princess Patricia was the daughter of Queen Victoria’s son Arthur, Duke of Connaught.

Susan
02-27-2011, 08:16 PM
February 28 in royal history:

February 28, 1155 - Birth of Henry the Young King, son of Henry II, at Bermondsey Palace, Surrey

February 28, 1648 – Death of Christian IV of Denmark and Norway at Rosenborg Castle; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

February 28, 1922 - Wedding of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of George V, and Henry, Viscount Lascelles (later 6th Earl of Harewood) at Westminster Abbey

February 28, 1941 - Death of Alfonso XIII of Spain in exile in Rome; buried first at the Church of Santa Maria di Monserrato in Rome; reburied in 1980 at the Monastery of San Lorenzo de el Escorial
Alfonso married Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (Ena), the daughter of Princess Beatrice (Queen Victoria's youngest child). Alfonso and Ena are the grandparents of the current king of Spain, Juan Carlos.

February 28, 1991 - Death of Prince Wenzel of Liechtenstein

February 28, 2007 - Birth of Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco, daughter of Mohammed VI of Morocco

Susan
02-28-2011, 09:43 PM
February 29 in royal history:

February 29, 1868 – Death of Ludwig I of Bavaria in Nice, France; buried at St. Boniface's Abbey, Munich

February 29, 1964 - Birth of James Ogilvy, son of Princess Alexandra of Kent

Susan
02-28-2011, 09:51 PM
March 1 in royal history:

March 1, 1244 - Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, illegitimate son of Llywelyn Fawr (the Great) of Wales
Gruffydd died while trying to escape from the Tower of London. He was being held in the White Tower and supposedly he made a rope out of sheets and attempted to lower himself down. The sheets broke and Gruffydd fell to his death.

March 1, 1372 - Wedding of Edmund of Langley and Isabella of Castile

March 1, 1683 – Birth of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, at Ansbach, Germany

March 1, 1865 – Death of Anna Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William III of the Netherlands, at The Hague; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

March 1, 1955 - Birth of Timothy Laurence, second husband of Princess Anne, at Camberwell, London

March 1, 1970 - Birth of The Honorable Serena Alleyne Stanhope, wife of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (son of Princess Margaret), at Limerick, Ireland

March 1, 1980 - Birth of Lady Rose Windsor, daughter of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

Susan
03-01-2011, 11:44 PM
March 2 in royal history:

March 2, 1316 - Birth of Robert II of Scotland

March 2, 1619 - Death of Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 2, 1835 – Death of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

March 2, 1855 - Death of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in St. Petersburg; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul

March 2, 1936 - Death of Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Amorbach, Germany; first buried at the Ducal Mausoleum in Coburg, Germany, her remains were transferred to the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg Russia in 1995
Victoria Melita was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. She married his first cousin Grand Duke Ernest Louis of Hesse-Darmstadt but they divorced after seven years of marriage. After the divorce, she married her Romanov first cousin Grand Duke Kryill Vladimirovich.

March 2, 1939 - Birth of Princess Takako of Japan
Princess Takako is the youngest sister of Emperor Akihito. She lost her rank and imperial title when she married Mr. Shimazu Hisanaga. She is now known as Mrs. Shimazu Hisanaga.

March 2, 2003 - Birth of Eloise Taylor, daughter of Lady Helen Taylor (daughter of HRH The Duke of Kent)

Susan
03-03-2011, 12:07 AM
March 3 in royal history:

March 3, 1455 – Birth of João II of Portugal

March 3, 1515 - Wedding of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII, and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk at Paris, France

March 3, 1528 - Wedding of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII, and Henry Stewart, Lord Methven

March 3, 1778 - Birth of Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover, at Hanover, Germany

March 3, 1861 - Tsar Alexander II of Russia abolishes serfdom

Rowan
03-03-2011, 12:47 PM
3 March 1931 the Star Spangled Banner became the national anthem of the United States.

Susan
03-03-2011, 10:57 PM
March 4 in royal history:

March 4, 1152 - Frederick I (Barbarossa) elected Holy Roman Emperor
Emperor Frederick Barbarossa has appeared in German stories for centuries. He supposedly awakens from his sleep in a mountain in central Germany every hundred years to see if Germany needs his help as a leader.

March 4, 1188 – Birth of Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France

March 4, 1238 - Death of Joan of England, daughter of King John, at Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, England; buried at Tarrant Crawford Abbey, Dorset
Joan was the eldest daughter and third child of King John and Isabella of Angouleme. She married King Alexander II of Scotland but they had no children.

March 4, 1394 - Birth of Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsor of Portuguese explorers
Prince Henry was a grandson of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III of England.

March 4, 1821 - Death of Princess Elizabeth of Clarence at St. James Palace; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Elizabeth was the daughter of William, Duke of Clarence (the future William IV) and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. She was born prematurely on December 10, 1820. Elizabeth seemed to be in good health but she developed a fever and had convulsions on March 1, 1821. The cause of death was a strangulated hernia which was untreatable in 1821. During her short life, she was third in line to the throne and would have been queen instead of her cousin Victoria if she had lived.

Susan
03-04-2011, 09:39 PM
March 5 in royal history:

March 5, 1133 - Birth of Henry II in Le Mans, Anjou, France

March 5, 1324 - Birth of David II of Scotland at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland

March 5, 1723 - Birth of Princess Mary, daughter of George II, at Leicester House, London

March 5, 1997 - Elizabeth II launches the first official British royal website
http://www.royal.gov.uk/Home.aspx

Susan
03-05-2011, 09:16 PM
March 6 in royal history:

March 6, 1340 - Birth of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III

March 6, 1823 – Birth of Karl of Württemberg

March 6, 1903 - Birth of Princess Kuni Nagako, wife of Emperor Hirohito

March 6, 1913 - 300th anniversary of Romanov rule in Russia (New Style Date)

March 6, 1954 – Death of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Coburg, Germany
Prince Charles Edward was the son of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. Charles Edward was born after his father’s death and was Duke of Albany at birth. At age 14, he became Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha upon the death of his uncle Prince Alfred. Charles Edward married Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Their daughter Princess Sibylla was the mother of the current king of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf,

March 6, 1964 - Death of Paul I of Greece at Tatoi near Athens; buried at the Tatoi Royal Cemetery

March 6, 1999 - Death of Sheikh Isa II bin Salman Al Khalifa, Emir of Bahrain

Susan
03-06-2011, 08:57 PM
March 7 in royal history:

March 7, 1578 – Death of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, daughter of Margaret Tudor and mother of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley; buried in the Henry VII Chapel at Westminster Abbey

March 7, 1930 - Birth of Antony Armstrong-Jones, husband of Princess Margaret, at London

March 7, 1931 - Birth of Princess Atsuko of Japan
Princess Atsuko is the daughter of Emperor Hirohito and sister of the present Emperor Akihito. She is known as Mrs. Ikeda Takamasa.

March 7, 1943 – Wedding of Prince Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein and Georgina, Countess von Wilczeck

March 7, 1965 – Death of Louise of Battenberg (Lady Louise Mountbatten), second wife of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, at Saint Göran Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; buried at the Royal Burial Ground at Haga

Susan
03-07-2011, 08:47 PM
March 8 in royal history:

March 8, 1137 - Death of Adela of Normandy, daughter of William the Conqueror, at Marcigny-sur-Loire, France; buried at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Caen, France
Adela was one of the six daughters of William I and Matilda of Flanders. She married Stephen, Count of Blois and it was their son Stephen who took the throne of his uncle Henry I from Henry's only surviving child Matilda/Maud causing a long civil war. Adela became a nun in the Cluniac Priory of Marcigny-sur-Loire and died there.

March 8, 1702 - Death of William III at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 8, 1724 – Birth of Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

March 8, 1749 - Birth of Princess Louisa Anne of Wales, daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales, at Leicester House, London

March 8, 1844 - Death of Carl XIV Johan of Sweden and Norway, in Stockholm; buried at the Church of Riddarholmen

Susan
03-08-2011, 09:47 PM
March 9 in royal history:

March 9, 1202 - Death of Sverre I of Norway in Bergen, Norway; buried at Christ Church, Bergen

March 9, 1566 - Murder of David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots, in her presence at the Palace of Holyrood; buried at Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh

March 9, 1721 – Birth of Caroline of Pfalz-Zweibrücken, Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

March 9, 1888 - Death of Wilhelm I, King of Prussia, German Emperor in Berlin, Germany; buried at Charlottenburg Palace Mausoleum in Berlin, Germany
Wilhelm I was succeeded by his son Frederick III, husband of Victoria, British Princess Royal. Already ill with throat cancer, Frederick reigned only 3 months and was succeeded by his son Wilhelm II. 1888 is known as the "year of the three emperors."

Susan
03-09-2011, 09:50 PM
March 10 in royal history:

March 10, 1452 – Birth of Ferdinand II of Aragon

March 10, 1776 – Birth of Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of Frederick William III of Prussia

March 10, 1826 – Death of João VI of Portugal in Lisbon; buried at Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

March 10, 1845 - Birth of Tsar Alexander III of Russia at St. Petersburg

March 10, 1863 - Wedding of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

March 10, 1864 – Death of Maximilian II of Bavaria in Munich; buried at Theatinerkirche in Munich

March 10, 1960 - Wedding of Princess Takako of Japan and Shimazu Hisanaga
Princess Takako is the sister of the present Emperor Akihito and daughter of the late Emperor Hirohito. She lost her rank and title upon marriage and is known as Mrs. Shimazu Hisanaga.

March 10, 1964 - Birth of Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace

March 10, 1966 - Wedding of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Claus von Amsberg

Susan
03-10-2011, 09:50 PM
March 11 in royal history:

March 11, 1278 - Birth of Mary of Woodstock, daughter of Edward I, at Windsor Castle
Mary was the tenth child and sixth daughter of Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. Mary became a nun in 1285 and lived the rest of her life at the Benedictine convent at Amesbury, Wiltshire where she died and was buried in 1332.

March 11, 1810 – Wedding of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise of Austria

March 11, 1899 - Birth of Frederick IX of Denmark

Susan
03-11-2011, 09:29 PM
March 12 in royal history:

March 12, 1470 – Yorkists win the Battle of Losecote Field

March 12, 1507 – Death of Cesare Borgia, the prototype of Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince," at the siege of Viana, Spain

March 12, 1637 – Birth of Lady Anne Hyde, first wife of James, Duke of York (later James II), at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor
Anne died before her husband became king. She was the mother of two Queens Regnant, Mary II and Anne.

March 12, 1781 – Birth of Frederica of Baden, wife of Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden

March 12, 1821 – Birth of Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
He was the regent of Bavaria from 1886 to 1912, due to the mental instability of his nephews, Ludwig II and Otto.

Susan
03-13-2011, 12:03 AM
March 13 in royal history:

March 13, 1741 - Birth of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

March 13, 1808 - Death of Christian VII of Denmark and Norway in Rendsborg, now in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 13, 1879 - Wedding of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

March 13, 1881 - Assassination of Tsar Alexander II of Russia when a bomb is thrown at him near the Winter Palace; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Petersburg

March 13, 1892 - Death of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine at Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Germany; in the New Mausoleum, Rosenhöhe Park, Darmstadt

March 13, 1948 – Death of Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Fitzmaurice Place, Berkeley Square, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor

Susan
03-13-2011, 11:59 PM
March 14 in royal history:

March 14, 1807 – Birth of Josephine of Leuchtenberg, wife of Oscar I of Sweden and Norway

March 14, 1820 - Birth of Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia and Italy

March 14, 1844 – Birth of Umberto I of Italy

March 14, 1958 - Birth of Prince Albert II of Monaco

March 14, 1989 - Death of Zita of Bourbon-Parma, wife of Karl I, last Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, in Zizers, Switzerland; buried at the Imperial Crypt in Vienna, her heart is with Emperor Karl’s heart in the Monastery of Muri, Switzerland

Susan
03-14-2011, 09:47 PM
March 15 in royal history:

March 15, 76 - Birth of Roman Emperor Hadrian

March 15, 1275 - Birth of Margaret of England, daughter of Edward I, at Windsor Castle

March 15, 1721 – Death of Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, first wife of the Frederick IV of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 15, 1917 - Abdication of Tsar Nicholas II

Susan
03-15-2011, 10:07 PM
March 16 in royal history:

March 16, 37 AD - Death of Roman emperor Tiberius

March 16, 1485 – Death of Anne Neville, wife of Richard III, at Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey
Anne died of tuberculosis eleven months after the death of her only child, Edward, Prince of Wales. Her husband was killed at the Battle of Bosworth five months after her death.

March 16, 1687 - Birth of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I

March 16, 1792 - Gustavus III of Sweden is shot by Count Ankarstrom at a masked ball; he dies two weeks later
Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in Maschera" (A Masked Ball) is based on the final days of Gustavus.

March 16, 1856 – Birth of Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial, only child of Emperor Napoleon III

March 16, 1861 – Death of Victoria, Duchess of Kent, mother of Queen Victoria, at Frogmore House, Windsor; buried at the Duchess of Kent's Mausoleum at Frogmore, Windsor
Her mother’s death was the first of the two major deaths Queen Victoria had to endure in 1861. Her husband Prince Albert died in December.

Susan
03-16-2011, 09:41 PM
March 17 in royal history:

March 17, 180 AD - Death of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor

March 17, 1040 - Death of King Harold I (Harefoot) at Oxford, England; buried at St. Clement Danes Church, London

March 17, 1058 – Death of King Lulach of Scotland at Essie, Strathbogie, Scotland; buried on the Isle of Iona, Scotland

March 17, 1473 - Birth of James IV of Scotland
James IV married the eldest daughter of England's Henry VII, Margaret.

March 17, 1605 – Birth of George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

March 17, 1802 - Death of Sophia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, wife of Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

March 17, 1849 – Death of William II of the Netherlands in Tilburg, the Netherlands; buried at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

March 17, 1886 – Birth of Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace
Known as Patsy in the family, she was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. Upon her marriage to Sir Alexander Ramsay, she voluntarily relinquished the style of Royal Highness and the title of Princess of Great Britain and Ireland and assumed the style of Lady Patricia Ramsay.

Susan
03-17-2011, 10:40 PM
March 18 in royal history:

March 18, 37 - Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor

March 18, 979 - Death of Edward the Martyr at Corfe Castle, Dorset; buried at Wareham Abbey, Dorset

March 18, 1496 - Birth of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, at Richmond Palace, Surrey

March 18, 1584 - Death of Ivan IV (the Terrible) of Russia in Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel, Moscow

March 18, 1603 – Birth of João IV of Portugal

March 18, 1609 – Birth of Frederik III of Denmark and Norway

March 18, 1848 - Birth of Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

March 18, 1913 - Assassination of George I of Greece in Thessaloniki, Greece, buried at the Royal Cemetery at Tatoi
King George I of Greece was born Prince William of Denmark. He was the brother of King Frederik VIII of Denmark, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. George's son Andrew was the father of Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

March 18, 1920 – Wedding of Princess Charlotte of Monaco and Count Pierre de Polignac, parents of Prince Rainier III

March 18, 1965 - Death of King Farouk of Egypt in exile in Rome; buried at the Al-Rifa'i Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

March 18, 1983 – Death of Umberto II of Italy

March 18, 1986 - Engagement of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson announced by Buckingham Palace

March 18, 1995 - Wedding of Infanta Elena of Spain and Jaime de Marichalar y Saenz de Tejada
On January 21, 2010, the couple's divorce was registered at the Civil Registry of the Spanish Royal Family.

March 18, 2009 – Wedding (2nd marriage) of Prince Jean of Luxembourg and Diane De Guerre

Susan
03-18-2011, 09:48 PM
March 19 in royal history:

March 19, 1286 – Death of Alexander III of Scotland at Kinghorne, Fife; buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland

March 19, 1749 - Birth of Princess Louisa Anne of Wales, daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales, at Leicester House, London

March 19, 1889 – Birth Manuel II of Portugal

March 19, 1976 – Separation of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years of marriage

March 19, 1992 - Separation of the Duke and Duchess of York announced by Buckingham Palace

Susan
03-19-2011, 10:37 PM
March 20 in royal history:

March 20, 1413 - Death of Henry IV in the Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey; buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

March 20, 1469 - Birth of Cecily of York, daughter of Edward IV, at the Palace of Westminster

March 20, 1736 - Birth of Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, Rama I of Thailand

March 20, 1811 - Birth of Napoleon II (Francois-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte), son of Napoleon I and his second wife Marie-Louise of Austria

March 20, 1816 – Death of Maria I of Portugal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; buried first in the Ajuda Abbey in Rio de Janeiro, since 1821 in the Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon

March 20, 1926 – Death of Lovisa of Sweden, wife of Frederik VIII of Denmark, at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 20, 1934 – Death of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of William III of the Netherlands, at the Palace Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

March 20, 1974 - Kidnap attempt is made on Princess Anne in The Mall near Buckingham Palace

March 20, 1982 - Wedding of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg

March 20, 2004 - Death of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, formerly Queen Juliana, at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, the Netherlands; buried at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

Susan
03-20-2011, 10:46 PM
March 21 in royal history:

March 21, 1795 – Death of Prince Honoré III of Monaco

March 21, 1819 – Birth and death of Princess Charlotte of Clarence, daughter of William IV, at Fürstenhof Palace, Hanover, Germany

March 21, 1871 - Wedding of Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, to John Campbell, Lord Lorne later Duke of Argyll, at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

March 21, 1929 – Wedding Olav V of Norway and Märtha of Sweden

March 21, 2004 - Birth of Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, son of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands

Susan
03-21-2011, 09:25 PM
March 22 in royal history:

March 22, 1421 - Death of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, son of Henry IV, at the Battle of Baugé, France; buried at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent

March 22, 1759– Birth of Hedvig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles XIII of Sweden

March 22, 1797 - Birth of Wilhelm I, German Emperor, King of Prussia

March 22, 1852 – Death of Marie Sophie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway, at Frederiksberg Palace; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 22, 1956 - Birth of Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista, wife of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Susan
03-22-2011, 11:22 PM
March 23 in royal history:

March 23, 1429 - Birth of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, at Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France

March 23, 1801 - Murder of Tsar Paul I of Russia at the Mikhailovsky Castle, St. Petersburg; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul

March 23, 1990 - Birth of Princess Eugenie of York at Portland Hospital, London

Susan
03-23-2011, 11:53 PM
March 24 in royal history:

March 24, 1275 - Death of Beatrice of England, daughter of Henry III, at London, England; buried at Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London

March 24, 1603 - Death of Elizabeth I at Richmond Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 24, 1628 – Birth of Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, wife of Frederick III of Denmark

March 24, 1805 – Death of Prince Alois I of Liechtenstein, buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov, Czech Republic

March 24, 1866 – Death of Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, wife of Louis-Philippe I of the French, in exile, at Claremont in Surrey in England; buried first at Weybridge, England, re-buried in 1876 in the Orléans Mausoleum in the Royal Chapel at Dreux

March 24, 1953 - Death of Mary of Teck, wife of George V, at Marlborough House, London; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Susan
03-24-2011, 10:36 PM
March 25 in royal history:

March 25, 1005 – Death of Kenneth III of Scotland at the Battle of Monzievaird; buried at Iona

March 25, 1223 – Death of Afonso II of Portugal

March 25, 1306 - Robert Bruce crowned King of Scots at Scone
Robert the Bruce, descendant of one of the original contestants for the Scottish throne, took up the struggle for Scotland's independence after the death of William Wallace, and had himself crowned King of Scotland. His daughter Marjorie married Walter Stewart, High Steward of Scotland. Their son Robert took Stewart as his surname and became the first monarch of the Royal House of Stewart.

March 25, 1734 – Wedding of Anne, Princess Royal, daughter of George II, and Prince William IV of Orange at Chapel Royal, St. James Palace
The Dutch royals are descendants of Anne and William.

March 25, 1751 – Death of Frederik I of Sweden at Stockholm; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

March 25, 1975 - Assassination of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia by his nephew Prince Faisal bin Musaid in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; buried at Al Od Cemetery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
On June 18, 1975, Prince Feisal Musaid was publicly beheaded in Riyadh for the assassination of King Faisal.

Susan
03-25-2011, 11:21 PM
March 26 in royal history:

March 26, 1130 – Death of Sigurd I of Norway

March 26, 1212 – Death of Sancho I of Portugal

March 26, 1687 - Birth of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I, at Hanover, Germany
Sophia Dorothea was the only daughter of George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle. She was 8 years old when her disgraced mother was divorced and banished to a German castle for the rest of her life. She married her first cousin Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia and became Queen of Prussia in 1713. Frederick and Sophia Dorothea had seven sons and seven daughters and were the parents of Frederick the Great. Sophia survived her husband for 17 years, died at the Palace of Monbijou near Berlin and was buried at Potsdam.

March 26, 2005 – Birth of Countess Luana van Oranje-Nassau Jonkvrouwe, van Amsberg, daughter of Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands

Susan
03-27-2011, 12:09 AM
March 27 in royal history:

March 27, 1625 - Death of James I at Theobold's Park, Hertfordshire; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 27, 1714 – Death of Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of Christian V of Denmark and Norway, at Charlottenborg Palace; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

March 27, 1785 - Birth of Louis XVII, pretender to the throne during the French Revolution

March 27, 1837 - Death of Maria Fitzherbert, morganatic wife of George IV, at Brighton, Sussex; buried at St. John the Baptist's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton
George married Mrs. Fitzherbert against the Royal Marriages Act and the Act of Settlement. He was 22 at the time of the marriage and married without his father's permission. In addition, Mrs. Fitzherbert was a Roman Catholic. The marriage was invalid under the term of the Royal Marriages Act.

March 27, 1879 – Death of Prince Waldemar of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Potsdam; buried at Friedenskirche, Potsdam, Germany
Prince Waldemar was the son of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. He died of diphtheria at age 11, three months after his aunt Princess Alice and her daughter Princess May died from the same disease.

Susan
03-27-2011, 10:25 PM
March 28 in royal history:

March 28, 1461 – Battle of Ferrybridge, an indecisive battle in the Wars of the Roses

March 28, 1609 – Birth of Frederik III of Denmark and Norway

March 28, 1655 – Death of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, wife of Gustav II Adolf of Sweden, at Nyköping, Sweden; buried at Riddarholm Church in Stockholm

March 28, 1835 – Death of Auguste de Beauharnais, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg, first husband of Maria II of Portugal; buried at Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

March 28, 1884 - Death of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria, at Villa Nevada, Cannes, France; buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

March 28, 1901 – Birth of Märtha of Sweden, wife of Crown Prince Olav (after her death King Olav V)

March 28, 1910 - Birth of Ingrid of Sweden, wife of Frederick IX of Denmark, mother of Margrethe II of Denmark

March 28, 1965 - Death of Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood, daughter of George V, at Harewood House, Leeds, Yorkshire; buried at Harewood House

Susan
03-28-2011, 09:50 PM
March 29 in royal history:

March 29, 1461 – Battle of Towton results in a decisive Yorkist victory

March 29, 1792 – Death of Gustavus III of Sweden, after being shot at a masked ball on March 16, 1792, in Stockholm; buried at the Church of Riddarholmen

March 29, 1871 - Queen Victoria opens Albert Hall in London

March 29, 1980 - Birth of Prince Hamzah of Jordan, son of King Hussein and his fourth wife Queen Noor

Susan
03-29-2011, 09:54 PM
March 30 in royal history:

March 30, 1231 – Wedding of Richard, Earl of Cornwall (son of King John) and Lady Isabella Marshal, at Fawley Church, Buckinghamshire

March 30, 1660 – Wedding of Prince Louis I of Monaco and Catherine-Charlotte de Gramont

March 30, 1774 – Death of Caroline of Pfalz-Zweibrücken, wife of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

March 30, 1830 – Death of Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden

March 30, 1863 - Prince William, son of King Christian IX of Denmark, becomes King George I of Greece

March 30, 1871 – Death of Louise of the Netherlands, wife of Charles XV of Sweden and Norway, in Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church, Stockholm

March 30, 2002 - Death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wife of George VI, mother of Elizabeth II, at Royal Lodge, Windsor; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Susan
03-30-2011, 10:19 PM
March 31 in royal history:

March 31, 1519 – Birth of Henri II of France

March 31, 1547 – Death of Francis I of France at the Château de Rambouillet; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

March 31, 1621 – Death of Philip III of Spain in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

March 31, 1671 – Death of Lady Anne Hyde, first wife of James, Duke of York (later James II), at St. James Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
Anne died of cancer a few weeks after giving birth to her daughter Catherine, who died in December, 1671. She was the mother of two Queens Regnant, Mary II and Anne.

March 31, 1718 – Birth of Mariana Victoria of Spain, wife of José I of Portugal

March 31, 1723 – Birth of Frederik V of Denmark and Norway

March 31, 1751 - Death of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, son of George II and father of George III, at Leicester House, London; buried at Westminster Abbey
This little ditty was written upon his death.

Here lies poor Fred who was alive and is dead,
Had it been his father I had much rather,
Had it been his sister nobody would have missed her,
Had it been his brother, still better than another,
Had it been the whole generation, so much better for the nation,
But since it is Fred who was alive and is dead,
There is no more to be said!

March 31, 1787 - Birth of Jessadabodindra, Rama III of Thailand

March 31, 1900 - Birth of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, son of George V, at York Cottage, Sandringham

Susan
03-31-2011, 11:39 PM
April 1 in royal history:

April 1, 1204 - Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II, at Fontevrault Abbey, Maine-et-Loire, France; buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon, France
Eleanor was about 82 when she died. No other queen consort was to reach this age for over 700 years. Queen Alexandra, wife of Edward VII died at age 81 and Queen Mary, wife of George V died at age 85. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, wife of George VI, passed away on March 30, 2002 at age 101.

April 1, 1412 – Death of Albert of Sweden at Mecklenburg; buried at the monastery of Doberan, Mecklenburg

April 1, 1922 - Death of Emperor Karl I of Austria at Madeira, Portugal; buried at the Church of Our Lady of the Monte in Madeira, his heart is with the heart of his wife Zita at Loreto Chapel of Muri Abbey near Basle, Switzerland
Karl has been beatified, a step towards sainthood.

April 1, 1947 - Death of George II of Greece at the Royal Palace in Athens; buried at Tatoi Royal Cemetery

April 1, 1993 - Death of Infante Juan of Spain, Count of Barcelona, son of King Alfonso XIII, father of King Juan Carlos at Pamplona, Spain; buried in the Royal Crypt at San Lorenzo del Escorial

Susan
04-01-2011, 10:23 PM
April 2 in royal history:

April 2, 742 - Birth of Charlemagne, King of the Franks

April 2, 1272 – Death of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, son of King John, at Berkhamsted Castle in Hertfordshire; buried at Hailes Abbey

April 2, 1502 - Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire; buried at Worcester Cathedral

April 2, 1545 – Birth of Élisabeth de Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain

April 2, 1653 – Birth of Prince George (Jørgen) of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne, at Copenhagen, Denmark

April 2, 1851 - Death of Jessadabodindra, Rama III of Thailand

April 2, 1955 - Birth of Princess Sirindhorn, daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

Susan
04-02-2011, 09:33 PM
April 3 in royal history:

April 3, 1043 - Edward the Confessor crowned at Winchester Cathedral

April 3, 1812 – Birth of Louise-Marie of France, wife of Leopold I of the Belgians

April 3, 1831 – Birth of Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, wife of Miguel of Portugal, but after he was deposed

Susan
04-03-2011, 09:47 PM
April 4 in royal history:

April 4, 1305 – Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France

April 4, 1366 - Birth of Henry IV at Bolingbroke Castle

April 4, 1406 - Death of Robert III of Scotland at Rothesay Castle; buried at Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire

April 4, 1588 – Death of Frederik II of Denmark and Norway at Antvorskov Castle; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

April 4, 1715 – Wedding of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden and Frederick of Hesse-Kassel
Ulrika Eleonora was Queen Regnant of Sweden from 1718 -1720 when she abdicated in favor of her husband who reigned as Frederik I from 1720-1751.

April 4, 1793 - Wedding of Prince Augustus, son of George III, and Lady Augusta Murray at Rome, Italy in violation of the Royal Marriages Act

April 4, 1814 – Napoleon abdicates for the first time

April 4, 1819 – Birth of Maria II of Portugal

April 4, 1930 – Death of Viktoria of Baden, wife of Gustav V of Sweden, at her home, Villa Svezia, in Rome; buried at Riddarholm Church in Stockholm

April 4, 1953 - Death of Carol II of Romania at Estoril, Portugal; buried at the Curtea de Argeş monastery (remains transferred in 2003)

Susan
04-05-2011, 12:01 AM
April 5 in royal history:

April 5, 1691 – Birth of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

April 5, 1697 – Death of Karl XI of Sweden at Stockholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church

April 5, 1857 – Birth of Alexander of Battenberg, first prince (knyaz) of modern Bulgaria

April 5, 1863 – Birth of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Grand Duke Louis IV, at Windsor Castle
Victoria was the daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Louis of Battenberg and they were the maternal grandparents of Prince Philip.

April 5, 1951 - Birth of Princess Ubol Ratana of Thailand
Ubol Ratana is the daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. She relinquished her rank as princess in 1972. Her son Bhumi Jensen was killed in the December, 2004 tsunami.

April 5, 1954 – Death of Märtha of Sweden, wife of Crown Prince Olav, at the State Hospital, Oslo; buried at Akershus Castle and Fortress

Susan
04-06-2011, 12:14 AM
April 6 in royal history:

April 6, 1199 - Death of Richard I at the Siege of Chalus in France after he is struck by an arrow; buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon, France

April 6, 1790 – Death of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

April 6, 1830 – Death of Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

April 6, 1871 - Birth of Prince John, son of King Edward VII at Sandringham House, Norfolk
Prince John was the youngest child of Edward and Alexandra. He was born prematurely on April 6, 1871 and died the next day. John was buried in the Sandringham churchyard.

April 6, 1875 – Birth of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, daughter of Tsar Alexander III

April 6, 1889 - Death of Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, at St. James Palace; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

April 6, 1979 - Birth of Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Prince Michael of Kent

April 6, 2005 – Death of Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Cardio-Thoracic Centre in Monte Carlo; buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

Susan
04-06-2011, 09:55 PM
April 7 in royal history:

April 7, 1498 – Death of Charles VIII of France at Château d'Amboise, France; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

April 7, 1816 – Death of Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, third wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

April 7, 1818 - Wedding of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, and Landgrave Frederick VI of Hesse-Homburg, at the Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace

April 7, 1845 – Death of Julie Clary, wife of King Joseph Bonaparte of Spain and Naples; buried at the Basilica Santa Croce in Florence, Italy

April 7, 1853 - Birth of Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

April 7, 1963 - Birth of Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada, former husband of Infanta Elena of Spain
The couple divorced in December, 2009 and the divorce was registered at the Civil Registry of the Spanish Royal Family on January 10, 2010.

Susan
04-07-2011, 11:16 PM
April 8 in royal history:

April 8, 1320 – Birth of Pedro I of Portugal

April 8, 1364 – Death of John II of France at Savoy Palace, London, England; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

April 8, 1605 – Birth of Philip IV of Spain

April 8, 1612 – Death of Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, wife of Christian IV of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried in Roskilde Cathedral

April 8, 1795 - Wedding of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Caroline of Brunswick at St. James Palace
This marriage is one of the worst ever royal marriages. Upon first seeing Caroline, George said to his valet, “Harris, I am not well; pray get me a glass of brandy.” Caroline said George was fat and not as handsome as his portrait. It is doubtful that the couple spent more than a few nights together as husband and wife. Their only child, Charlotte, was born nine months later. They both found each other equally unattractive and never lived together nor appeared in public together. Caroline was prevented from seeing her daughter. She eventually went to live abroad where she ran up debts and had lovers. She returned to England when George became king and he promptly started divorce proceedings. However, a parliamentary bill dissolving the marriage and stripping Caroline of her title of Queen failed. Caroline was turned away from Westminster Abbey during her husband’s coronation. She died a few weeks later.

April 8, 1818 - Birth of Christian IX of Denmark
King Christian was the father of King Frederick VIII of Denmark, King George I of Greece, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia. He was as much the "grandfather of Europe" as Queen Victoria was the grandmother. His grandchildren sat upon the thrones of Denmark, the United Kingdom, Russia, Greece and Norway. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Harald of Norway, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, King Albert II of Belgium, Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Michael of Romania and former King Constantine of Greece are among his many descendants.

April 8, 1875 - Birth of Albert I of Belgium

April 8, 1970 – Death of Felix of Bourbon-Parma, husband of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, at Fishbach Castle; buried at the Cathedral Notre-Dame in Luxembourg

April 8, 2005 – Birth of Leah Isadora Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

Susan
04-08-2011, 10:03 PM
April 9 in royal history:

April 9, 1269 - Wedding of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Leicester (son of Henry III) and Aveline de Forz at Westminster Abbey

April 9, 1363 – Wedding of Queen Margrethe I of Denmark and King Haakon VI of Norway

April 9, 1413 - Coronation of Henry V

April 9, 1483 - Death of Edward IV at the Palace of Westminster; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

April 9, 1484 – Death of Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, son of Richard III, at Middleham Castle; buried at the parish church at Sheriff Hutton

April 9, 1649 - Birth of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, 1st Duke of Buccleuch, illegitimate son of Charles II by Lucy Walter
Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Alice of Gloucester and Diana, Princess of Wales are descendants of the Duke of Monmouth.

April 9, 1835 - Birth of Leopold II of Belgium

April 9, 1953 - Wedding of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium

April 9, 1955 - Birth of Aso Nobuko, wife of Prince Tomohito of Japan

April 9, 1961 - Death of former King Zog of Albania at Hospital Foch, Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France; buried at Thiais Cemetery in Paris

April 9, 2005 – Wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles at the Guildhall in Windsor

Susan
04-09-2011, 11:47 PM
April 10 in royal history:

April 10, 1472 - Birth of Margaret of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Windsor Castle

April 10, 1502 – Wedding of Frederik I of Denmark and Norway (first marriage) and Anna of Brandenburg

April 10, 1512 - Birth of James V of Scotland

April 10, 1533 – Death of Frederik I of Denmark at Gottorp Castle; buried at the Cathedral of St. Peter at Schleswig

April 10, 1864 - Archduke Maximilian of Austria becomes Emperor of Mexico

April 10, 1904 - Death of Isabella II of Spain in exile at Paris; buried at the Monasterio de El Escorial near Madrid

April 10, 1959 - Wedding of Crown Prince Akihito of Japan (present Emperor) and Shoda Michiko

April 10, 1973 - Birth of Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein

April 10, 1975 – Birth of Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

April 10, 2004 – Wedding of Princess Haya of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Heir Apparent of Dubai

April 10, 2007 – Birth of Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, daughter of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange

Susan
04-10-2011, 10:38 PM
April 11 in royal history:

April 11, 1240 - Death of Llywelyn Fawr (the Great), Prince of Gwynedd, Prince of Southern Powys at the Abbey of Aberconwy, buried at the Abbey of Aberconwy

April 11, 1373 - Birth of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March
Until his death in 1398, Roger Mortimer was the heir presumptive to his cousin Richard II. Richard was deposed a year later by another cousin, Henry of Bolingbroke (Henry IV), thus starting the little family squabble that ultimately resulted in the Wars of the Roses.

April 11, 1689 - Coronation of William III and Mary II

April 11, 1921 – Death of Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, first wife of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, at Huis Doorn in the Netherlands; buried in the Antique Temple in the garden of Sanssouci palace in Potsdam

Susan
04-11-2011, 10:22 PM
April 12 in royal history:

April 12, 1555 – Death Queen Juana of Castile at Tordesillas, Spain; buried at the Capilla Real in Granada

April 12, 1577 - Birth of Christian IV of Denmark

April 12, 1866 – Birth of Princess Viktoria of Prussia, daughter of Frederick III of Germany, at Neues Palais, Potsdam, Germany
Princess Viktoria, known in the family as Moretta, was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Adolf zu Schaumburg-Lippe. After his death, she made a controversial marriage to Alexander Zoubkov

April 12, 2003 - Wedding of Prince Laurent of Belgium and Claire Coombs

Rowan
04-12-2011, 03:06 PM
150 years ago today, shots were fired on Ft Sumter, South Carolina starting the American Civil War.

Susan
04-13-2011, 12:47 AM
April 13 in royal history:

April 13, 862 – Death of Donald I of Scotland; buried at Iona

April 13, 1275 - Death of Eleanor, daughter of King John, at Montargis Abbey, France; buried at Montargis Abbey
Eleanor was the third daughter and fifth and youngest child of King John and his wife Isabella of Angouleme. She first married William Marshall, 2nd Earl of Pembroke and was widowed at age 16. Seven years later, Eleanor secretly married Simon de Montfort. Montfort was a famous statesman and soldier and was killed at the Battle of Evesham. He is considered to be the father of Parliament. After her husband's death, Eleanor became a nun at the Abbey of Montargis in France and is buried there.

April 13, 1519 - Birth of Catherine de Medici, wife of Henry II of France

April 13, 1573 – Birth of Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, wife of Charles IX of Sweden

April 13, 1605 - Death of Tsar Boris Godunov of Russia at Moscow; buried at Zagorsk Monastery

April 13, 1807 – Death of Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, second wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna
Maria Theresa died soon after giving birth to her twelfth child, who also

Susan
04-13-2011, 11:00 PM
April 14 in royal history:

April 14, 1471 - The Yorkists under Edward IV defeats the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; Warwick is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne

April 14, 1578 – Birth of Philip III of Spain

April 14, 1857 - Birth of Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

April 14, 1867 - Birth of Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle

April 14, 1818 – Birth of Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, wife of George V of Hanover

April 14, 1940 - Birth of Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, wife of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein

Susan
04-13-2011, 11:01 PM
April 15 in royal history:

April 15, 1646 – Birth of Christian V of Denmark

April 15, 1684 - Birth of Empress Catherine I of Russia
Born Martha Skavronskaya, Catherine was the daughter of Samuil Skavronski, a Lithuanian peasant. She was the second wife of Peter the Great and became Empress in her own right after his death.

April 15, 1776 – Death of Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt in childbirth, first wife of the future Tsar Paul I of Russia, in St. Petersburg
Name after marriage: Natalia Alexeievna

April 15, 1719 – Death of Françoise d'Aubigné Scarron, morganatic second wife of Louis XIV of France, at Saint-Cyr-l'École; buried in the choir at St-Cyr

Susan
04-24-2011, 08:57 PM
No dates last because I was away.

April 25 in royal history:

April 25, 1214 – Birth of Louis IX of France

April 25, 1284 - Birth of Edward II at Caernarvon Castle in Wales
Edward was the first English Prince of Wales.

April 25, 1464 – Yorkists win the Battle of Hedgeley Moor

April 25, 1775 – Birth of Charlotte of Spain, wife of João VI of Portugal

April 25, 1776 - Birth of Princess Mary, daughter of George III, at Buckingham Palace

April 25, 1843 - Birth of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace
Alice was the mother of the last Romanov empress, Alexandra Feodorovna. She is also the great grandmother of Prince Philip.

April 25, 1897 - Birth of Mary, Princess Royal, daughter of George V, at Marlborough House, London

April 25, 1941 – Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan, second wife of King Hussein and mother of King Abdullah II
Born Antoinette Avril Gardiner

Susan
04-25-2011, 11:37 PM
April 26 in royal history:

April 26, 121 - Birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

April 26, 1575 – Birth of Marie de' Medici, second wife of Henri IV of France

April 26, 1648 – Birth of Pedro II of Portugal

April 26, 1721 - Birth of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, son of George II, at Leicester House, London

April 26, 1776 – Death of Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt in childbirth, first wife of the future Tsar Paul I of Russia

April 26, 1782 – Birth of Maria Amalia Teresa of the Two Sicilies, wife of Louis-Philippe of the French

April 26, 1898 – Wedding of Christian X of Denmark and Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

April 26, 1923 - Wedding of Albert, Duke of York, the future George VI, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey

April 26, 1986 - Birth of Prince Philippos of Greece, son of King Constantine II

Susan
04-27-2011, 12:30 AM
April 27 in royal history:

April 27, 1650 – Birth of Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Cassel, wife of Christian V of Denmark

April 27, 1806 – Birth of Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, fourth wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain

April 27, 1848 – Birth of Otto I of Bavaria

April 27, 1882 - Wedding of Prince Leopold, son of Queen Victoria, to Princess Helena of Waldeck at St. George's Chapel, Windsor

April 27, 1931 – Death of Prince Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, at Berlin, Germany

April 27, 1967 - Birth of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange

Susan
04-28-2011, 12:16 AM
April 28 in royal history:

April 28, 1442 - Birth of Edward IV at Rouen, France

April 28, 1841 – Wedding of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
After her marriage, Marie took the name Maria Alexandrovna.

April 28, 1950 - Wedding of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and Sirikit Somdech Pharaborom Rajininath

April 28, 1964 - Birth of Lady Helen Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Kent

Susan
04-28-2011, 11:28 PM
April 29 in royal history:

April 29, 1818 – Birth of Tsar Alexander II of Russia

April 29, 1901 - Birth of Emperor Hirohito of Japan

April 29, 1944 - Birth of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, daughter of Frederik IX, sister of Margrethe II

April 29, 1964 – Wedding of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo de Bourbon Parma
The couple divorced in 1981.

April 29, 2003 - Birth of Maud Angelica Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

April 29, 2007 – Birth of Infanta Sofia of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias

April 29, 2011 - Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Susan
04-30-2011, 01:08 AM
April 30 in royal history:

April 30, 1245 – Birth of Philip III of France

April 30, 1290 - Wedding of Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I, and Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester at Westminster Abbey

April 30, 1553 – Birth of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, wife of Henri III of France

April 30, 1632 – Death of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden at Warsaw, Poland; buried at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Stanisław and Vaclav, Warsaw

April 30, 1662 - Birth of Mary II at St. James' Palace

April 30, 1857 - Death of Princess Mary, daughter of George III, at Gloucester House, Piccadilly, London; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

April 30, 1882 – Death of Marie of Waldeck-Pyrmont, wife of William II of Württemberg, in Stuttgart; buried at the Old Cemetery in Ludwigsburg

April 30, 1909 - Birth of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, formerly Queen Juliana
April 30, 1980 - Abdication of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands; her daughter Beatrix becomes queen

April 30, 1939 – Birth of Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

April 30, 1946 - Birth of Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden

April 30, 1991 – Death of Ghislaine Marie Francoise Dommanget, wife of Prince Louis II of Monaco; buried at the Cimetiere de Passy
Paris, France

April 30, 2002 - Birth of Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, third child of Infanta Cristina of Spain

Susan
04-30-2011, 08:02 PM
Can it be May already?

May 1 in royal history:

May 1, 1118 – Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I, at the Palace of Westminster; buried at Westminster Abbey

May 1, 1464 - Wedding of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

May 1, 1539 – Death of Isabel of Portugal, wife of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, in Toldeo; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

May 1, 1707 – Kingdom of England & Kingdom of Scotland form the United Kingdom of Great Britain

May 1, 1850 - Birth of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace

May 1, 1920 - Death of Margaret of Connaught, wife of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, at Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden; buried at Royal Burial Ground in Haga north of Stockholm
Margaret (known as Daisy in her family), daughter of Arthur, Duke of Connaught and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, married Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, son of King Gustav V. While she was pregnant with her sixth child, Margaret died from an infection following a mastoid operation. Her death was completely unexpected and greatly mourned by the Swedish people. Among Margaret's surviving children was Princess Ingrid who married King Frederik IX of Denmark and was the mother of Denmark's present queen, Margrethe, and Anne-Marie, the wife of the former King Constantine of Greece. After her death, Margaret's husband married Lady Louise Mountbatten, the sister of Lord Mountbatten and the aunt of Prince Philip. Gustaf Adolf succeeded to the Swedish throne as King Gustav VI Adolf and was succeeded by his grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, the current king.

May 1, 1963 - Birth of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg

May 1, 1964 - Birth of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret

Susan
05-01-2011, 07:58 PM
May 2 in royal history:

May 2, 1700 – Birth of Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg, wife of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

May 2, 1729 - Birth of Empress Catherine II (the Great) of Russia, born Princess Sophie Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst

May 2, 1816 – Wedding of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld at Carlton House, London

May 2, 1831 - Wedding of Prince Augustus, son of George III, and Cecilia Underwood at Great Cumberland Place, London
This marriage was in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act and was considered void. It was the second such marriage Augustus made.

May 2, 1870 – Death of Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander III of Russia
The little Grand Duke died of meningitis at the age of 11 months.

May 2, 1896 – Birth of Helen of Greece, wife of King Carol II of Romania

May 2, 1914 - Death of John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, husband of Princess Louise, at Kent House, Cowes, Isle of Wight; buried at Kilmun Collegiate Church in Kilmun, Scotland

May 2, 1935 - Birth of King Hussein ibn Talal of Jordan
May 2, 1953 - King Hussein of Jordan assumes full constitutional rule

Susan
05-02-2011, 10:28 PM
May 3 in royal history:

May 3, 1152 - Death of Matilda of Boulogne, wife of King Stephen, at Hedingham Castle, Essex, England; buried at Faversham Abbey, Kent

May 3, 1257 - Death of Katherine, daughter of Henry III, at Windsor Castle; buried at Westminster Abbey
Katherine was the third and youngest daughter of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. Deaf from birth, Katherine died at age 3 1/2. She was buried at Westminster Abbey near the entrance to St. Edmund's Chapel.

May 3, 1415 – Birth of Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III

May 3, 1446 – Birth of Margaret of York, sister of Edward IV and Richard III, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy

May 3, 1459 – Death Eric of Pomerania, King of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway at Rügenwalde Castle in Pomerania; buried at Rügenwalde Castle

May 3, 1514 – Death of Anna of Brandenburg, first wife of Frederick I of Denmark and Norway; buried at the Convent Church in Bornesholm

May 3, 1764 – Birth of Elisabeth of France, sister of Louis XVI of France

May 3, 1783 - Death of Prince Octavius, son of George III, at Kew Palace, Surrey; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Prince Octavius was the eighth son and thirteenth child of George III. He was a beautiful child and his father's favorite. Octavius was originally buried in Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey but was later moved to the new Royal Tomb House at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. After Octavius died, George III said, "There will be no heaven for me if Octavius is not there."

May 3, 1826 – Birth of Carl XV of Sweden (Carl IV Norway)

May 3, 1870 – Birth of Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Frogmore House, Windsor
Known as Thora in the family, she was the daughter of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. She never married.

May 3, 1974 – Birth of Princess Haya bint Hussein, daughter of King Hussein and his third wife Queen Alia al-Hussein

Susan
05-04-2011, 01:31 AM
May 4 in royal history:

May 4, 1008 – Birth of Henri I of France

May 4, 1471 - Yorkists defeat Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury

May 4, 1471 - Death of Edward, Prince of Wales, only child of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou, at the Battle of Tewkesbury; buried at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester

May 4, 1616 – Death of Magdalena of Brandenburg, wife of Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

May 4, 1884 – Death of Maria Anna of Savoy, wife of Ferdinand I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

May 4, 1948 – Birth of King George Tupou V of Tonga

May 4, 1994 – Birth of Pauline Ducruet, daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco

May 4, 2009 – Birth of Prince Henrik of Denmark, son of Prince Joachim

Susan
05-04-2011, 11:31 PM
May 5 in royal history:

May 5, 1210 – Birth of Afonso III of Portugal

May 5, 1316 - Death of Elizabeth of Rhuddlan, daughter of Edward I, at Quendon, Essex; buried at Waltham Abbey, Essex

May 5, 1661 - Death of Charles, Duke of Cambridge, son of James II, at Whitehall Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey.

May 5, 1738 – Birth of Adolf Friedrich IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

May 5, 1747 - Birth of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary, Archduke of Austria, and Grand Duke of Tuscany

May 5, 1821 - Death of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, on the island of St. Helena, originally buried on St. Helena, re-interred at St Jerome's Chapel in Paris in 1840, and finally at Les Invalides in Paris in 1861

May 5, 1826 - Birth of Eugénie de Montijo Countess de Teba, Empress Eugénie of the French, wife of Napoleon III

Susan
05-05-2011, 11:59 PM
May 6 in royal history:

May 6, 1680 – Wedding of Karl XI of Sweden and Ulrike Eleonora of Denmark

May 6, 1737 - Death of Lady Barbara FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

May 6, 1871 – Birth of Grand Duke George Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander III of Russia

May 6, 1910 - Death of Edward VII at Buckingham Palace; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

May 6, 1960 - Wedding of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey

Susan
05-06-2011, 10:50 PM
May 7 in royal history:

May 7, 1682 – Death of Tsar Feodor III of Russia in Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

May 7, 1718 - Death of Mary of Modena, second wife of James II, at Château St. Germain-en-Laye, Paris, France; buried at the Abbey of Visitation of St. Mary, Chaillot, France

May 7, 1767 - Birth of Frederica of Prussia, wife of Prince Frederick, Duke of York, at Charlottenburg, Berlin, Prussia

May 7, 1818 - Wedding of Prince Adolphus, son of George III, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel at Kew Palace, Surrey

Susan
05-07-2011, 10:36 PM
May 8 in royal history:

May 8, 1319 – Birth of Haakon V of Norway

May 8, 1326 – Birth of Jeanne I of Auvergne, second wife of Jean II of France

May 8, 1559 - Act of Supremacy defines Elizabeth I as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England

May 8, 1670 - Birth of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, illegitimate son of Charles II by Nell Gwynne

May 8, 1736 - Wedding of Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of George II, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha at Chapel Royal, St. James Palace

May 8, 1935 - Birth of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, daughter of Prince Knud of Denmark

May 8, 2003 - Birth of Crown Prince Moulay Al-Hassan of Morocco, son of King Mohammed VI

Susan
05-08-2011, 09:33 PM
May 9 in royal history:

May 9, 1671 - Thomas Blood attempts to steal the crown jewels. He is captured and later freed by Charles II.

May 9, 1892 - Birth of Zita of Bourbon-Parma, wife of Emperor Karl I of Austria-Hungary

May 9, 1946 - Abdication of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy; Umberto II proclaims himself king

May 9, 1949 – Death of Prince Louis II of Monaco at the Prince’s Palace; buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral

Susan
05-09-2011, 11:44 PM
May 10 in royal history:

May 10, 1726 - Death of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, illegitimate son of Charles II by Nell Gwynne

May 10, 1774 - Death of Louis XV of France at the Palace of Versailles; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

May 10, 1775 – Death of Caroline Mathilde of Wales, wife of Christian VII of Denmark, sister of George III, at Celle, Germany; buried at Stadtkirche St. Marien in Celle

May 10, 1788 – Birth of Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William I of Württemberg

May 10, 1794 – Execution of Madame Elisabeth of France, sister of Louis XVI

May 10, 1978 - Birth of Salma Bennani, wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Susan
05-10-2011, 11:04 PM
May 11 in royal history:

May 11, 973 - King Edgar crowned at Bath Abbey
The service at Edgar’s crowning, written by St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, forms the basis of the current coronation service.

May 11, 2007 – Death of Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa

Susan
05-11-2011, 11:32 PM
May 12 in royal history:

May 12, 1191 – Wedding of Richard I and Berengaria of Navarre at the Chapel of St. George, Limassol, Cyprus

May 12, 1496 – Birth of Gustav I of Sweden

May 12, 1686 - Birth of Anne Sophia, daughter of Queen Anne
Anne Sophia was one of the five of Queen Anne’s 18 children who were born alive and one of the three who lived longer than a day. At the age of nine months she died of smallpox. Her sister Mary, aged 21 months, died of smallpox six days later.

May 12, 1876 - Birth of Frederick Harald of Schleswig-Holstein, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Prince Frederick Harald was the son of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He lived only 8 days.

May 12, 1937 - Coronation of George VI
George VI's wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was crowned with him.
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sweetpotatoboy
05-12-2011, 11:11 AM
Today Elizabeth II becomes Britain's second longest serving monarch.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13363504

DianeL
05-12-2011, 09:44 PM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer entitle-ee. Congratulations, Ma'am!

Susan
05-12-2011, 11:37 PM
May 13 in royal history:

May 13, 1254 – Birth of Maria of Brabant, second wife of Philip III of France

May 13, 1359 - Wedding of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, and Blanche of Lancaster at Reading Abbey, Berkshire

May 13, 1629 - Birth and death of Charles, Duke of Cornwall, son of Charles I, at Greenwich Palace, London; buried at Westminster Abbey

May 13, 1717 - Birth of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia

May 13, 1742 – Death of Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

May 13, 1822 – Birth of Francis of Spain, king consort of Queen Isabella II of Spain

May 13, 1979 - Birth of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Susan
05-14-2011, 12:10 AM
May 14 in royal history:

May 14, 1264 - Simon de Montfort defeats Henry III at the Battle of Lewes

May 14, 1470 - Death of Carl VIII of Sweden (Carl I of Norway)

May 14, 1553 - Birth of Marguerite de Valois, first wife of Henri IV of France

May 14, 1610 – Assassination of Henri IV of France by Francois Ravillac, a fanatical monk; his son Louis XIII becomes king

May 14, 1643 - Death of Louis XIII of France in Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

May 14, 1667 – Wedding of Christian V of Denmark and Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel

May 14, 1710 – Birth of Adolf Fredrik of Sweden

May 14, 1759 – Birth of Prince Alois I of Liechtenstein

May 14, 1778 – Birth of Prince Honoré V of Monaco

May 14, 1912 - Death of Frederik VIII of Denmark on a park bench in Hamburg, Germany; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

May 14, 1922 – Death of Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton, divorced first wife of Prince Albert I of Monaco; died and buried in Budapest, Hungary

May 14, 1953 – Birth of King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia

May 14, 1962 - Wedding of Juan Carlos of Spain and Sofia of Greece
Juan Carlos and Sofia are both descendants of Queen Victoria. Juan Carlos is a descendant of Victoria's youngest child Beatrice and Sofia is a descendant of Victoria's oldest child Victoria through both her father and mother.

May 14, 2002 - Birth of Margarita Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Viscount Linley
Full name: Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne
Margarita was named after her grandmother Princess Margaret and her great grandmother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Both of them died shortly before her birth.

May 14, 2004 - Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Mary Donaldson

Susan
05-14-2011, 07:31 PM
May 15 in royal history:

May 15, 1464 – Yorkists win a decisive victory at the Battle of Hexham

May 15, 1536 - Trial of Anne Boleyn

May 15, 1567 - Wedding of Mary, Queen of Scots and James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

May 15, 1953 – Wedding of Princess Ragnhild of Norway and Erling Lorentzen

May 15, 1957 - Birth of Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg

May 15, 1981 - Birth of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

Susan
05-15-2011, 08:13 PM
May 16 in royal history:

May 16, 1696 – Death of Mariana of Austria, second wife of her maternal uncle, Philip IV of Spain, in Madrid; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

May 16, 1721-2 - Death of Lady Anne FitzRoy, acknowledged by Charles II as his child by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)

May 16, 1770 - Wedding of Marie Antoinette of Austria and Louis XVI of France

May 16, 1826 – Death of Louise of Baden, wife of Tsar Alexander I of Russia, at Belev, Russia; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg

May 16, 1969 - Birth of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein

Susan
05-17-2011, 12:44 AM
May 17 in royal history:

May 17, 1220 - Coronation of Henry III
Henry, age 9, had been crowned at Gloucester Cathedral on October 28, 1216 within days of the death of his father King John. He was re-crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 17, 1220 because the Pope did not consider that the first coronation was carried out in accordance with the rites of the church. Henry’s wife Eleanor of Provence was crowned on January 20, 1236.

May 17, 1536 – Execution of Anne Boleyn's supposed lovers, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, Francis Weston and William Brereton

May 17, 1727 - Death of Empress Catherine I of Russia, in St. Petersburg; buried at Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg
Catherine was the wife of Peter the Great and Empress in her own right.

May 17, 1768 - Birth of Caroline of Brunswick, wife of George IV, at Brunswick, Germany

May 17, 1886 - Birth of Alfonso XIII of Spain
Alfonso is noteworthy because he became the king of Spain at birth. His father died while his mother was pregnant. Alfonso married Victoria Eugenie (Ena) of Battenberg, the daughter of Princess Beatrice who was Queen Victoria's youngest child. Alfonso and Ena are the grandparents of the present king of Spain, Juan Carlos.

May 17, 1971 – Birth of Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, wife of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange (heir to the Dutch throne)

May 17, 2008 – Wedding of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, and Autumn Kelly

Susan
05-18-2011, 12:13 AM
May 18 in royal history:

May 18, 1152 – Wedding of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine at Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, France

May 18, 1160 – Murder of Erik IX (the Saint) of Sweden at Ostra Aros as he was at church; buried at Uppsala Cathedral

May 18, 1797 - Wedding of Charlotte, Princess Royal, daughter of George III, and King Frederick I of Württemberg, at Chapel Royal, St. James Palace

May 18, 1829 – Death of Maria Josepha of Saxony, third wife Ferdinand VII of Spain, at the Palacio Real de Aranjuez; buried at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

May 18, 1868 - Birth of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia at Tsarskoe Selo

Susan
05-18-2011, 11:28 PM
May 19 in royal history:

May 19, 1359 - Wedding of Margaret of Windsor, daughter of Edward III, and John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, at Reading Abbey, Berkshire

May 19, 1536 - Execution of Anne Boleyn in the Tower of London; buried at St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

May 19, 1744 - Birth of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III, at Mirow, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany

May 19, 1797 – Birth of Maria Isabel of Portugal, second wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain

May 19, 2001 - Wedding of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands and Laurentien Brinkhorst

Susan
05-19-2011, 11:33 PM
May 20 in royal history:

May 20, 1315 – Birth of Bonne of Luxembourg, first wife of Jean II of France

May 20, 1875 – Death of Amalia of Oldenburg, wife of King Otto of Greece, Bamberg; buried at the Theatine Church, Munich

May 20, 1910 - Funeral of Edward VII

May 20, 1950 - Wedding of Princess Taka of Japan and Takatsukasa Toshimichi

May 20, 1967 - Birth of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, son of King Constantine II