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Post by Susan » Fri February 15th, 2013, 12:44 am

February 15 in royal history:

February 15, 1710 – Birth of Louis XV of France at the Palace of Versailles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XV_of_France

February 15, 1922 – Death of Princess Catherine Dolgorukova, morganatic second wife of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, in Nice, France; buried at in the Cimetière Russe de Caucade, Nice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Dolgorukova

February 15, 1952 – Funeral of George VI
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/date ... 542721.stm
http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/wind ... ral52.html
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Post by Susan » Sat February 16th, 2013, 1:17 am

February 16 in royal history:

February 16, 1279 – Death of Afonso III of Portugal at Alcobaça, Kingdom of Portugal; buried at the Monastery of Alcobaça
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afonso_III_of_Portugal

February 16, 1337 - Birth of William of Hatfield, son of Edward III, at Hatfield House, Hertsfordshire
William was the second son and fourth child of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. He died in July of 1337 and was buried at York Minster.
http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bi ... royal01234

February 16, 1819 - Death of Prince Honoré IV of Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honore_IV

February 16, 1991 – Birth of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, daughter of Grand Duke Henri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_A ... Luxembourg
Full name: Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine
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Post by Susan » Sun February 17th, 2013, 1:04 am

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

February 17, 1598 - Boris Godunov is elected Tsar of Russia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Godunov

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)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_ ... _Lichfield

February 17, 1718 - Death of Prince George William, son of George II, at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey
The third son and sixth child of George, Prince of Wales (later George II) and Caroline of Ansbach. An argument between his parents and his grandfather regarding the choice of godparents caused his parents to be thrown out of St. James' Palace. George I got his way regarding the godparents. Little George William died at age 4 months and was buried at Westminster Abbey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Geo ... m_of_Wales

February 17, 1729 – Death of Johann Ernst IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld at Saafeld
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Ern ... g-Saalfeld

February 17, 1861 - Birth of Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, at Arolsen, Waldeck, Germany
Full name: Helena Frederica Augusta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Helena_of_Waldeck

February 17, 1934 – Death of Albert I of the Belgians in a mountain climbing accident at Marche-les-Dames, Ardennes, Belgium; buried in the Church of Our Lady, Laeken, Belgium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_I_of_Belgium

February 17, 1954 - Birth of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg at Castle Betzdorf
Full name: Marie-Astrid Charlotte Léopoldine Wilhelmine Ingeborg Antoinette Elisabeth Anna Alberta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduches ... of_Austria
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Post by Susan » Sun February 17th, 2013, 11:30 pm

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pla ... f_Clarence

February 18, 1516 - Birth of Mary I at Greenwich Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_I_of_England

February 18, 1790 – Death of Elisabeth of Württemberg, first wife of Francis I of Austria; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna
Elisabeth died in childbirth at age 23.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_ ... Crttemberg

February 18, 1861 - Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes the first King of a united Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Emmanuel_II

February 18, 1947 - Birth of Princess Christina of the Netherlands, daughter of Queen Juliana, at Soestdijk Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_C ... etherlands

February 18, 1984 - Birth of Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, wife of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, in Ronse, Flanders, Belgium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St%C3%A9ph ... Luxembourg
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Post by Susan » Mon February 18th, 2013, 11:47 pm

February 19 in royal history:

February 19, 1594 - Birth of Henry, Prince of Wales, son of James I, at Stirling Castle, Scotland
Full name: Henry Frederick
Henry died of typhoid fever at the age of 18 and predeceased his father, so his brother, the future Charles I, became heir.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fred ... e_of_Wales

February 19, 1670 – Death of Frederik III of Denmark and Norway in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_III_of_Denmark

February 19, 1817 - Birth of Willem III of the Netherlands in Brussels
Full name: Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II ... etherlands

February 19, 1960 - Birth of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at Buckingham Palace
Full name: Andrew Albert Christian Edward
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_And ... ke_of_York
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Post by Susan » Wed February 20th, 2013, 1:25 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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Hans

February 20, 1547 - Coronation of Edward VI
Edward became king when he was 9 years old. He was crowned a month later.
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... /edward-vi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VI_of_England

February 20, 1685 – Death of Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, wife of Frederick III of Denmark, in Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Ama ... 3%BCneburg

February 20, 1867 - Birth of Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, at Marlborough House, London
Full name: Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar
Louise was the eldest daughter of King Edward VII and was created Princess Royal during her father's reign, in 1905. Louise married the Duke of Fife and they had two daughters, Alexandra and Maud. Alexandra and Maud were styled Lady Alexandra Duff and Lady Maud Duff. However, when their mother was created Princess Royal, they were granted the title of Princess with the style of "Highness" and received precedence immediately after all members of the royal family bearing the style of "Royal Highness." This act was unprecedented and when the College of Arms told Edward VII it could not be done, the king simply said, "Do it!" Louise's brother, the future George V, was also greatly disturbed by this act.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_L ... ss_of_Fife
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Post by Susan » Wed February 20th, 2013, 11:58 pm

February 21, 1437 - Assassination of James I of Scotland at the Monastery of the Friars Preachers, Perth, Scotland; buried at the Carthusian Monastery, Perth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_I_of_Scotland

February 21, 1499 - Birth of Edmund, Duke of Somerset, son of Henry VII, at Greenwich Palace, London
Prince Edmund died in June, 1500.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Tud ... f_Somerset

February 21, 1584 - Wedding of Johan III of Sweden (2nd marriage) and Gunilla Bielke
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_III
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunilla_Bielke

February 21, 1728 - Birth of Tsar Peter III of Russia in Kiel, in the duchy of Holstein-Gottorp
Born: Karl Peter Ulrich of Holstein-Gottorp, grandson of Peter the Great via his eldest daughter Anna Petrovna
Peter married Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst (the future Catherine the Great) and succeeded to the Russian throne upon the death of his aunt Empress Elizabeth. He reigned for six months when he was overthrown by his wife and subsequently killed. If his son Paul was not his son, but rather the son of Catherine's lover Sergei Saltykov, Peter may have been the last true Romanov to sit upon the throne.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_III_of_Russia

February 21, 1816 - Wedding of Willem II of the Netherlands and Anna Pavlovna of Russia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II ... etherlands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duch ... _of_Russia

February 21, 1937 - Birth of Harald V of Norway at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker, near Oslo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_V

February 21, 1980 – Birth of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Dragon King of Bhutan, at Dechencholing Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Khes ... l_Wangchuk

February 21, 1986 - Birth of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, son of Princess Astrid of Belgium, at the University Clinic St. Luc, Woluwe-St-Lambert, Belgium
Full name: Amedeo Marie Joseph Carl Pierre Philippe Paola Marcus d'Aviano
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ame ... stria-Este
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Post by Lisa » Thu February 21st, 2013, 9:35 am

...and today I learned a lot about Bhutan, simply because "Dragon King" is an awesome title that I just had to look up.

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Post by Susan » Thu February 21st, 2013, 6:22 pm

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]...and today I learned a lot about Bhutan, simply because "Dragon King" is an awesome title that I just had to look up.[/quote]

LOL! And the Dragon King is a pretty good looking young guy, isn't he!
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Post by Lisa » Thu February 21st, 2013, 9:15 pm

[quote=""Susan""]LOL! And the Dragon King is a pretty good looking young guy, isn't he![/quote]

Yeah I did think that! It's a very good photo, not sure what it is about it, maybe the sense of serenity, but I feel if there must exist a photo of the Dragon King, that one must be perfect!

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