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Post by Susan » Sat October 20th, 2012, 12:53 am

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_I_of_Great_Britain

October 20, 1740 - Death of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary (as Charles III), King of Bohemia and Archduke of Austria, at Palais Augarten in Vienna, buried at the Kapuzinergruft in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VI ... an_Emperor

October 20, 1934 - Birth of Michiko Shôda, wife of Emperor Akihito of Japan, in Tokyo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko_of_Japan
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Post by Susan » Sun October 21st, 2012, 2:17 am

October 21, 1422 – Death of Charles VI of France at Paris; buried at St. Denis Basilica
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VI_of_France

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George%2C_Duke_of_Clarence

October 21, 1821 - Alleged birth of Thomas Bowes-Lyon, 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_of_Glamis
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Post by Susan » Sun October 21st, 2012, 9:43 pm

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 earliest troubadour whose work survived.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IX_of_Aquitaine

October 22, 1383 – Death of Fernando I of Portugal in Lisbon; buried at the Carmo Convent, Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_I_of_Portugal

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.
http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.ph ... 6&tree=LEO

October 22, 1689 – Birth of João V of Portugal at Ribeira Palace, Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%A3o_V

October 22, 1751 – Death of William IV, Prince of Orange; buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IV ... _of_Orange

October 22, 1759 – Birth of Louise d'Aumont Mazarin, wife of Prince Honoré IV of Monaco, in Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_d%27Aumont_Mazarin

October 22, 1858 – Birth of Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, in Dolzig Palace in Lubsko (Poland)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Vi ... g-Holstein

October 22, 2002 - Death of Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyi, wife of King Zog I of Albania, at Tirana, Albania; buried at Sharra Cemetery in Tirana
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2352963.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countess_G ... gy-Apponyi
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Post by Susan » Mon October 22nd, 2012, 9:17 pm

October 23 in royal history:

October 23, 1503 – Birth of Isabel of Portugal, wife of Charles I of Spain (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_of_Portugal

October 23, 1636 – Birth of Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, wife Charles X of Sweden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedwig_Ele ... in-Gottorp

October 23, 1715 – Birth of Tsar Peter II of Russia in St. Petersburg, Russia
The grandson of Peter the Great, Peter II, died of smallpox at age 14 after a reign of nearly 3 years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_II_of_Russia

October 23, 1893 – Death of Alexander Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria in Graz, Austria; buried at the Battenberg Mausoleum in Sofia, Bulgaria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Battenberg

October 23, 1910 - Birth of Chulalongkorn the Great, Rama V of Siam at the Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon, Siam (Thailand)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chulalongkorn

October 23, 1941 - Wedding of Prince Mikasa of Japan, son of Emperor Taisho, to Takagi Yoriko
Prince Mikasa is the uncle of Emperor Akihito.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takahito%2C_Prince_Mikasa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Mikasa

October 23, 1991 - Birth of Princess Mako of Japan, daughter of Prince Akishino, in Tokyo
Princess Mako is the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino, Emperor Akihito's youngest son.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Mako
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Post by Susan » Wed October 24th, 2012, 1:15 am

October 24 in royal history:

October 24, 996 – Death of Hugh Capet of France in Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica near Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Capet_of_France

October 24, 1375 - Death of Valdemar IV of Denmark at at Gurre Castle in Zealand, Denmark; buried at Sorø Abbey in Zealand, Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdemar_IV_of_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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Seymour

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
Full name: Victoria Eugénie Julia Ena
Known as Queen Ena of Spain, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and is the grandmother of the present king, Juan Carlos.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_V ... Battenberg

October 24, 1947 - Birth of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, son of Prince Franz Josef II, brother of Prince Hans-Adam II
Full name: Nikolaus Ferdinand Maria Josef Raphael
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Nik ... chtenstein

October 24, 1974 - Birth of Alexander, Earl of Ulster, son of HRH The Duke of Gloucester
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_ ... _of_Ulster
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Post by Susan » Wed October 24th, 2012, 11:41 pm

October 25 in royal history:

October 25, 1047 – Death of Magnus I of Norway and Denmark; buried at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_I_of_Norway

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_of_England

October 25, 1415 - Henry V defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Agincourt

October 25, 1495 – Death of John II of Portugal; buried at the Monastery of Batalha, Batalha, District of Leiria, Portugal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II_of_Portugal

October 25, 1586 - Death sentence passed on Mary, Queen of Scots
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Queen_of_Scots#Trial

October 25, 1692 – Birth of Elizabeth Farnese, second wife of Philip V of Spain, at Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma, Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Farnese

October 25, 1759 – Birth of Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia, in Stettin, Prussia (Poland)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Dor ... Crttemberg

October 25, 1760 - Death of George II at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_II_of_Great_Britain

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_ ... %28king%29

October 25, 1921 - Birth of King Michael of Romania in Sinaia, Kingdom of Romania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihai_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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%A9li ... l%C3%A9ans

October 25, 2001 - Birth of Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, daughter of Crown Prince Philippe, at Hôpital Erasme in Anderlecht, Brussels
Full name: Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_E ... of_Belgium
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Post by Susan » Thu October 25th, 2012, 11:22 pm

October 26 in royal history:

October 26, 899 - Death of Alfred the Great; buried at Hyde Abbey, Winchester
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_the_Great

October 26, 1406 - Wedding of Philippa, daughter of Henry IV, and Eric VII of Denmark at Lund, Sweden
Philippa was the second daughter and seventh and youngest child of Henry IV and his first wife Mary de Bohun. She married King Eric VII of Denmark at age 12. 23 years later, Philippa delivered a stillborn child and never fully recovered her health. She retired to a convent and died shortly thereafter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippa_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_of_Pomerania

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_of_Au ... 49-1580%29

October 26, 1717 – Death of Catherine Sedley, mistress of James II, in Bath, England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Sedley

October 26, 1802 – Birth of Miguel I of Portugal at the Queluz National Palace, Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_I

October 26, 1919 - Birth of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, in Tehran, Persia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Reza_Pahlavi

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
The present Queen Elizabeth attended Princess Beatrice's funeral.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_B ... Battenberg
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Post by Susan » Sat October 27th, 2012, 12:43 am

October 27 in royal history:

October 27, 940 - Death of King Athelstan at Gloucester, England; buried at Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athelstan

October 27, 1401 – Birth of Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V, at the Hôtel Saint-Pol, a royal palace in Paris
Through her second marriage to Owen Tudor, Catherine is the grandmother of Henry VII.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Valois

October 27, 1505 - Death of Tsar Ivan III of Russia in Moscow; buried at the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_III

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 youngest child, and Prince Henry of Battenberg. He was killed in action during World War I.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Mau ... Battenberg
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Post by Susan » Sun October 28th, 2012, 12:41 am

October 28 in royal history:

October 28, 1412 – Death of Margaret I of Denmark on a ship in Flensburg Fjord; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_I_of_Denmark

October 28, 1667 – Birth of Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain, at the Benrath Palace in Düsseldorf, Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Anna_of_Neuburg

October 28, 1708 – Death of George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne at Kensington Palace; buried in Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_George_of_Denmark

October 28, 1740 – Death of Empress Anna of Russia; buried at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_of_Russia

October 28, 1767 – Birth of Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Frederick VI of Denmark, in Hanau (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Soph ... sse-Kassel

October 28, 1893 – Birth of Felix of Bourbon-Parma, husband of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, in Schwarzau am Steinfeld, Austria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_of_Bourbon-Parma

October 28, 1917 - Death of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, husband of Princess Helena, at Schomberg House, Pall Mall, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Chr ... g-Holstein

October 28, 1964 - Birth of Julia Caroline Rawlinson, wife of James Ogilvy and daughter-in-law of Princess Alexandra in Cambridge, UK
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Ogilvy

October 28, 1967 - Birth of Sophie of Bavaria, wife of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, in Munich, Germany
Sophie will likely become the Jacobite heir to the British throne after the death of her childless uncle and her father.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie%2C_ ... chtenstein
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Post by Susan » Sun October 28th, 2012, 8:47 pm

October 29 in royal history:

October 29, 1816 – Birth of Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, co-ruler and husband of Maria II of Portugal, in Vienna
Ferdinand was first cousin of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_II_of_Portugal

October 29, 1875 - Birth of Marie of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Full name: Marie Alexandra Victoria
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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... burg-Gotha

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Chr ... g-Holstein

October 29, 1950 - Death of Gustav V at Drottningholm Palace; buried at Riddarholmen Church
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_V_of_Sweden

October 29, 1998 - Birth of Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece, son of Crown Prince Pavlos, in New York City
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Con ... nd_Denmark

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.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3967215.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_A ... Gloucester
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