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Post by Susan » Tue January 31st, 2012, 1:03 am

January 31 in royal history:

January 31, 1512 – Birth of Henrique of Portugal in Lisbon

January 31, 1580 – Death of 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, at the Royal Palace, Turin, Savoy

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 at Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands
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Post by Susan » Wed February 1st, 2012, 12:52 am

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

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
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Post by Susan » Thu February 2nd, 2012, 12:40 am

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

February 2, 1250 - Death of Eric XI Ericsson of Sweden; buried at Varnhem Abbey in Västergötland, Sweden

February 2, 1455 - Birth of King Hans of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden at Aalborg Castle

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 at Hereford

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, in London

February 2, 1990 - Wedding of Marina Ogilvy, daughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Paul Mowatt at St. Andrew's Church, Ham, Surrey
The couple divorced in 1997.

February 2, 2002 - Wedding of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and Maxima Zorreguieta; civil ceremony at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, religious ceremony at Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam
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Post by Susan » Fri February 3rd, 2012, 12:00 am

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 at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Moscow
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 at Fredensborg Palace Church

February 3, 1998 - Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales go on sale in Britain
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Post by Susan » Sat February 4th, 2012, 1:42 am

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
Prince Takamatsu was an uncle of Emperor Akihito, the present emperor. The prince died in 1987 and his widow Princess Takamatsu died in 2004. Princess Takamatsu issued a statement shortly after the birth of Princess Aiko stating that females should be able to succeed to the throne

February 4, 1970 - Birth of Marilène van den Broek, wife of Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, in Dieren, Rheden in the Netherlands
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Post by Susan » Sat February 4th, 2012, 10:00 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; buried at Riddarholmen Church

February 5, 1972 - Birth of Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, wife of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

February 5, 1999 - Birth of Arthur Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones and grandson of Princess Margaret
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Post by Susan » Sun February 5th, 2012, 9:58 pm

February 6 in royal history:

February 6, 1378 – Death of Jeanne de Bourbon in childbirth, wife of Charles V of France; her heart was buried in the convent of the Cordeliers, her entrails in the Church of the Celestines in Paris and her other remains were buried at Basilica of St. Denis

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
The College of William and Mary is the second oldest (after Harvard) university in the United States. My son is a graduate. The campus is beautiful and retains a colonial atmosphere.

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, at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
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Post by SGM » Sun February 5th, 2012, 11:22 pm

[quote=""Susan""]February 6, 1952 - Death of George VI at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle[/quote]

Hmmm that will have had consequences.
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Post by Susan » Tue February 7th, 2012, 1:01 am

February 7 in royal history:

February 7, 1102 – Birth of Matilda of England (Maud), daughter of Henry I, mother of Henry II, probably in Winchester

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, in Kassel

February 7, 1613 - Mikhail Romanov becomes the first Romanov Tsar

February 7, 1693 – Birth of Empress Anna of Russia in Moscow

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 at The Hague

February 7, 1999 - Death of King Hussein of Jordan in Amman, Jordan; buried at the Royal Cemetery, Raghadan Palace, Amman
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Post by Susan » Wed February 8th, 2012, 12:46 am

February 8 in royal history:

February 8, 1291 – Birth of Afonso IV of Portugal in Lisbon, Kingdom 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, 1696 – Death of Ivan V of Russia in Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

February 8, 1725 - Death of Peter I "the Great", Tsar of Russia in St. Petersburg; 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, at Mannheim

February 8, 1952 – Death of Hilda of Luxembourg, wife of Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, at Badenweiler, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

February 8, 1952 – Elizabeth II proclaimed Queen
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