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Post by Susan » Wed October 5th, 2011, 11:00 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
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Post by Susan » Thu October 6th, 2011, 10:44 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 Frederick, known as Frittie in the family, was the son of Princess Alice (Queen Victoria's daughter) 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
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Post by Susan » Sat October 8th, 2011, 12:51 am

October 8 in royal history:

October 8, 1515 – Birth of 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
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Post by Nefret » Sat October 8th, 2011, 4:03 pm

Didn't realize Margaret Douglas had the same birthday as me.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Susan » Sat October 8th, 2011, 7:32 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Didn't realize Margaret Douglas had the same birthday as me.[/quote]

Happy Birthday to you and Margaret!!!
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Post by Susan » Sun October 9th, 2011, 12:16 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
Among Barbara's descendants are Diana, Princess of Wales and Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister from 1955-1957.

October 9, 1757 – Birth of Charles X of France

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.
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Post by Susan » Sun October 9th, 2011, 9:17 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
Joan was the daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, son of Edward I.

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
Princess Yori is one of the five daughters of Emperor Hirohito and is a sister of the current Emperor Akihito. Upon marriage, Princess Yori lost her royal status and became known as Mrs. Takamasa Ikeda.
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Post by Susan » Mon October 10th, 2011, 9:59 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
Born in 1134, William was the third and youngest son and the fourth child of King Stephen and Matilda of Boulogne. In 1149, he married Isabelle, the 12 year old daughter and heiress of William de Warrenne, the 3rd Earl of Warrenne and Surrey. When his elder brother Eustace died in 1153, William succeeded him as Count of Boulogne, his mother's country. Upon the death of his father in 1154, William made no attempt to oppose the succession of Henry II. William died at the siege of Toulouse

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
George’s wife Caroline of Ansbach was crowned with him.

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
Prince Faisal is the brother of King Abdullah II.

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

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

October 11, 1995 - Birth of Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria, daughter of Princess Astrid of Belgium
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Post by Susan » Tue October 11th, 2011, 11:12 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; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

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
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Post by Susan » Wed October 12th, 2011, 11:04 pm

October 13 in royal history:

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
Princess Teru was the eldest sister of the present Emperor Akihito.
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