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Post by Susan » Wed January 16th, 2013, 12:57 am

January 16 in royal history:

January 16, 1245 - Birth of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, son of Henry III, at London, England
Edmund was the second son and fourth child of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. He spent his early years traveling back and forth to France with his mother gathering mercenaries and money for his father's battles with the barons. Edmund was a staunch supporter of his brother Edward I and was the commander in Wales when the last native Prince of Wales, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. It was Edmund who captured and executed Llywelyn.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Crouchback

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Art ... _Connaught

January 16, 1979 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/date ... 530475.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Reza_Pahlavi
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Post by Susan » Wed January 16th, 2013, 11:48 pm

January 17 in royal history:

January 17, 1598 – Death of Fyodor I of Russia in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyodor_I_of_Russia

January 17, 1732 - Birth of Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland, in Wołczyn, present day Belarus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislaw_II_Augustus

January 17, 1746- Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, defeats British forces at the Battle of Falkirk in Scotland
http://www.britishbattles.com/battle_of_falkirk.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_ ... %281746%29

January 17, 1870 – Birth of Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, first wife Ferdinand of Bulgaria, in Rome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... rbon-Parma

January 17, 1879 - Wedding of William III of the Netherlands and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont in Arolsen, Hesse, Germany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II ... etherlands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_of_the_Netherlands

January 17, 1893 - Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii is forced to abdicate by a group of businessmen and sugar planters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liliuokalani

January 17, 1991 - Death of Olav V of Norway at the Royal Lodge, Kongsseteren; buried at Akershus Fortress, Oslo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olav_V_of_Norway
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Post by Susan » Fri January 18th, 2013, 12:38 am

January 18 in royal history:

January 18, 1367 – Death of Pedro I of Portugal in Estremoz, Kingdom of Portugal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_I_of_Portugal

January 18, 1486 - Wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Westminster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VII_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_of_York

January 18, 1701 - Frederick III, Elector of Brandenburg, becomes King of Prussia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_I_of_Prussia

January 18, 1795 – Birth of Anna Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William II of the Netherlands, in Saint Petersburg, Russia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Pavlovna

January 18, 1890 – Death of Amadeo I of Spain in Turin, Italy; buried at the Basilica of Superga in Turin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadeo_I_of_Spain

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, in Gotha, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_S ... burg-Gotha

January 18, 1919 - Death of Prince John, son of George V, at Wood Farm, Wolferton, Norfolk; buried at Sandringham Church, Norfolk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Joh ... ed_Kingdom

January 18, 1974 - Birth of Claire Louise Coombs, wife of Prince Laurent of Belgium, in Bath, England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Coombs
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Post by Susan » Sat January 19th, 2013, 1:40 am

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
Isabella was the daughter of Queen Juana of Castile and the granddaughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. It is said that Crown Prince Frederik's daughter is named after her.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_Austria

January 19, 1544 – Birth of Francis II of France at the Château de Fontainebleau
Francis was the first husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_II_of_France

January 19, 1757 – Birth of Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, wife of Franz Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, in Saalburg-Ebersdorf
Augusta was the grandmother of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Reuss-Ebersdorf

January 19, 1793 - Louis XVI of France is sentenced to death
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XVI
http://www.speedylook.com/Lawsuit_of_Louis_XVI.html

January 19, 1853 - Wedding of Napoleon III of France and Eugenie de Montijo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_III
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Eugenie

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

January 19, 1943 - Birth of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, daughter of Queen Juliana, in Ottawa, Canada
Full name: Margriet Francisca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... etherlands
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Post by Susan » Sat January 19th, 2013, 10:00 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
http://www.likesbooks.com/richardandanne.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Bohemia

January 20, 1554 – Birth of King Sebastian of Portugal at the Palace of Ribeira, Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_of_Portugal

January 20, 1649 - Charles I brought to trial in Westminster Hall
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~crossby/E ... trial.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England

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

January 20, 1716 - Birth of Carlos III of Spain at the Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_III_of_Spain

January 20, 1731 - Death of Prince Antonio I of Monaco, buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_I_of_Monaco

January 20, 1819 - Death of Carlos IV of Spain, in exile, at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_IV_of_Spain

January 20, 1848 – Death of Christian VIII of Denmark at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Henry_of_Battenberg

January 20, 1936 - Death of George V at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/wind ... 80136.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V_o ... ed_Kingdom

January 20, 1965 - Birth of Sophie Rhys Jones, wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
Full name: Sophie Helen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie%2C_ ... _of_Wessex

January 20, 1973 - Birth of Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, wife of Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, in Uccle, Belgium
Full name: Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Mathilde
http://www.monarchie.be/royal-family/princess-mathilde
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Post by Susan » Sun January 20th, 2013, 5:46 pm

January 21 in royal history:

January 21, 1338 – Birth of Charles V of France at the Château de Vincennes outside of Paris, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_V_of_France

January 21, 1542 - Parliament passes bill of attainder against Catherine Howard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XVI
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/louis.htm

January 21, 1829 - Birth of Oscar II of Sweden and Norway at Stockholm Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_II_of_Sweden

January 21, 2004 - Birth of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, daughter of Crown Prince Haakon, at the Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_I ... _of_Norway
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Post by Susan » Mon January 21st, 2013, 11:42 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
Beatrice was the second daughter and third child of Henry III and his wife Eleanor of Provence. Beatrice married John at age 18 and they had four sons and three daughters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II%2C ... f_Brittany

January 22, 1440 - Birth of Ivan III the Great of Russia in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_III

January 22, 1592- Death of Elisabeth of Austria, wife of Charles IX of France, in Vienna; buried first in the Clarissine convent, since 1782 in the Ducal Crypt at St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_ ... 54-1592%29

January 22, 1689 - Parliament invites William and Mary to become joint sovereigns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_and_ ... n_Act_1689
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_III_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_II_of_England

January 22, 1797 – Birth of Maria Leopoldina of Austria, wife of Pedro I of Brazil/Pedro IV of Portugal, in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Leop ... of_Austria

January 22, 1831 - Birth of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, husband of Princess Helena, at Augustenburg, Denmark
Full name: Frederick Christian Charles Augustus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Chr ... g-Holstein

January 22, 1858 – Death of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Baden, in Karlsruhe
Ludwig suffered from mental illness and his brother and successor Friedrich served as his Regent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_II, ... e_of_Baden

January 22, 1901 - Death of Queen Victoria at Osborne House, Isle of Wight; buried at the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore, Windsor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_o ... ed_Kingdom
http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/wind ... ral01.html

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... of_Prussia
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Post by Susan » Wed January 23rd, 2013, 1:48 am

January 23 in royal history:

January 23, 1045 - Wedding of Edward the Confessor and Edith of Wessex, daughter of Godwin, Earl of Wessex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_the_Confessor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_II_of_Aragon

January 23, 1570 - Assassination of James Stewart, Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland, illegitimate son of James V; buried at St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stew ... l_of_Moray

January 23, 1688 - Birth of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden at Stockholm Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulrika_Eleonora

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edw ... ke_of_Kent

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred%2C_ ... _and_Gotha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duch ... _of_Russia

January 23, 1896 – Birth of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg at Berg Castle, Luxembourg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte% ... Luxembourg

January 23, 1957 - Birth of Princess Caroline of Monaco
Full name: Caroline Louise Marguerite
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_C ... _of_Monaco

January 23, 1999 - Wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Prince Ernst of Hanover
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_C ... _of_Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Augu ... of_Hanover
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Post by Susan » Thu January 24th, 2013, 12:47 am

January 24 in royal history:

January 24, 41 - Assassination of Caligula, Roman emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula
http://www.roman-emperors.org/gaius.htm

January 24, 76 - Birth of Hadrian, Roman emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadrian

January 24, 1121 - Wedding of Henry I (2nd marriage) and Adeliza of Louvain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_I_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adeliza_of_Louvain

January 24, 1328 - Wedding of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault at York Minster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_III_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippa_of_Hainault

January 24, 1712 - Birth of Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia in Berlin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_the_Great

January 24, 1746 - Birth of Gustav III of Sweden in Stockholm Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_III

January 24, 1779 - Birth of Louise of Baden, wife of Tsar Alexander I, in Karlsruhe, Baden
Full name: Louise Maria Auguste, known as Elizabeth Alexeievna after marriage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_of_Baden

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Ad%C ... Luxembourg

January 24, 1924 - Wedding of Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan (later emperor) and Princess Nagako
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirohito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Kojun
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Post by Susan » Fri January 25th, 2013, 1:10 am

January 25 in royal history:

January 25, 1308 - Wedding of Edward II and Isabella of France, at Boulogne Cathedral, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_II_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_France

January 25, 1327 - Edward II is deposed in favor of his son Edward III
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_II_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_III_of_England

January 25, 1477 – Birth of Anne of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France and second wife of Louis XII of France, in Nantes, Brittany
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Brittany

January 25, 1533 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, his second wife, at the Palace of Westminster, London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII_of_England
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn

January 25, 1559 - Death of Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden at Kalundborg Castle; buried at Saint Canute's Cathedral in Odense, Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_II

January 25, 1630 – Birth of Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_VI,_ ... -Darmstadt

January 25, 1661 - Birth of Prince Antonio I of Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_I_of_Monaco

January 25, 1755 - Birth of Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, first wife of Tsar Paul I, in Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Prussia
Name after marriage: Natalia Alexeievna, died after childbirth at age 21
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmina ... -Darmstadt

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria%2 ... _Frederick
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_ ... zollern%29

January 25, 1978 - Birth of Charlene Lynette Wittstock, wife of Prince Albert II of Monaco, in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlene_Wittstock
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