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Post by Susan » Fri June 21st, 2013, 11:58 pm

June 22, 1000 – Birth of Robert I the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy in Normandy (France)
Robert was the father of William the Conqueror.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_the_Magnificent

June 22, 1658 – Birth of Louis VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in Darmstadt (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_VII, ... -Darmstadt

June 22, 1911 - Coronation of George V
George’s wife Mary of Teck was crowned with him.
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... oronations
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... s/george-v
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation ... sh_monarch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V_o ... ed_Kingdom
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Post by Susan » Sat June 22nd, 2013, 11:37 pm

June 23, 1703 – Birth of Maria Leszczyńska of Poland, wife of Louis XV of France at Trzebnica, Poland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Leszczy%C5%84ska

June 23, 1763 - Birth of Marie Josèphe Rose de Tascher de la Pagerie, first wife of Napoleon better known as Josephine, on Martinique in the West Indies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9p ... eauharnais

June 23, 1894 - Birth of Edward VIII at White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey
Full name: Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VIII
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Post by Susan » Mon June 24th, 2013, 11:16 pm

June 25, 1242 - Birth of Beatrice of England, daughter of Henry III, at Bordeaux, Gascony, France
Beatrice was the second daughter and third child of Henry III and his wife Eleanor of Provence. Beatrice married John of Dreux, Earl of Richmond at age 18 and they had four sons and three daughters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_England

June 25, 1483 - Edward V declared illegitimate by Parliament
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_V_of_England

June 25, 1533 - Death of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, sister of Henry VIII, wife of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, at Westhorpe Hall, Suffolk, England; originally buried in the Abbey at Bury St. Edmunds, reburied at St. Mary’s Church in Bury St. Edmunds
Several years ago, after some questions on the royalty website I help administer about Mary’s reburial, I emailed St. Mary’s Church in Bury St. Edmunds and got this response: “In reply to your query, yes, Mary Tudor daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII was originally buried in the Abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. Her coffin was brought here at the Dissolution of the Monasteries and is now in the crypt. The original grave slab survives and is in the sanctuary near the altar, there is also a later inscription and insignia on the wall and a marble kerb given by Edward VII. In the Lady Chapel there is a stained glass window given by Queen Victoria which depicts Mary' life. St. Mary's church was part of the Abbey complex and is still the town church; it occupies a corner of the Great Churchyard and so is close to the Abbey ruins.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Tudor ... _France%29
http://www.stmarystpeter.net/stmaryschurch/

June 25, 1667 – Wedding of Christian V of Denmark and Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_V
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_ ... sse-Cassel

June 25, 1755 – Birth of Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, first wife of the future Tsar Paul I of Russia in Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Prussia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmina ... -Darmstadt

June 25, 1864 – Death of William I of Württemberg at Schloss Rosenstein, Stuttgart, Germany; buried at the Württemberg Mausoleum, Stuttgart
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_I_ ... Crttemberg

June 25, 1870 - Abdication of Isabella II of Spain in favor of her 12 year old son, Alfonso XII
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_XII

June 25, 1900 - Birth of Prince Louis of Battenberg (later Earl Mountbatten), great grandson of Queen Victoria, uncle of Prince Philip, at Frogmore House
Full name: Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas
Louis was the son of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. In 1917, when the British Royal Family stopped using German titles, his father Prince Louis of Battenberg became the Marquess of Milford-Haven and the family name became Mountbatten. Louis then used the courtesy title Lord Louis Mountbatten. He was subsequently created Viscount Mountbatten of Burma and then Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He was killed by the IRA along with other family members in 1979.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Moun ... n_of_Burma
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Post by Susan » Tue June 25th, 2013, 8:22 pm

June 26, 1575 – Birth of Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, first wife of the Christian IV of Denmark, in Halle upon Saale (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Cathe ... randenburg

June 26, 1760 – Birth of Prince Johann I Josef of Liechtenstein in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Jos ... chtenstein

June 26, 1830 - Death of George IV at Windsor Castle; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_IV

June 26, 1878 – Death of María de las Mercedes d'Orléans y Borbón, first wife of Alfonso XII of Spain, at the Palacio Real de Madrid; originally buried at El Escorial, reburied at the Cathedral of la Almudena in Madrid in 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes_of_Orl%C3%A9ans

June 26, 1880 – Birth of Natalia Sergeyevna Sheremetyevskaya, wife of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalia,_Princess_Brassova

June 26, 1899 - Birth of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, at Peterhof
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duch ... _of_Russia

June 26, 1922 – Death of Prince Albert I of Monaco in Paris; buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Albert_I

June 26, 1962 - Birth of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews, son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Full name: George Philip Nicholas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Phi ... t._Andrews

June 26, 2005 – Birth of Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, daughter of King Willem-Alexander, at Bronovo Hospital in The Hague
Full name: Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_A ... etherlands
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Post by Susan » Wed June 26th, 2013, 11:18 pm

June 27, 1462 – Birth of Louis XII of France at Château de Blois
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XII_of_France

June 27, 1550 – Birth of Charles IX of France at Saint-Germain-en-Laye
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_IX_of_France

June 27, 1743 - George II, the last British monarch to lead troops in battle, commanded part of his army in the Battle of Dettingen in the War of Austrian Succession
http://www.britishbattles.com/battle_of_dettingen.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dettingen

June 27, 1889 - Wedding of Princess Louise, Princess Royal, daughter of Edward VII, and Alexander Duff, 6th Earl Fife, at the Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace
Queen Victoria created Duff 1st Duke of Fife two days after the wedding.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_L ... ss_of_Fife
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_ ... ke_of_Fife
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Post by Susan » Fri June 28th, 2013, 12:32 am

June 28, 1189 - Death of Matilda, daughter of Henry II, at Brunswick, Germany; buried at the Cathedral of St. Blasius, Brunswick
Born in 1159, Matilda was the eldest daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. She married Henry V "the Lion," Duke of Saxony and Bavaria in 1168. Matilda and Henry had four sons and two daughters. Through their youngest son Wilhelm, born in Winchester in 1184 during a visit to England, they became ancestors in the direct male line of the House of Hanover. Matilda died at Brunswick and was buried in the Cathedral of St. Blasius there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda,_Duchess_of_Saxony

June 28, 1461 - Coronation of Edward IV
Edward’s wife Elizabeth Woodville was crowned on May 26, 1465.
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... oronations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation ... sh_monarch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_IV_of_England

June 28, 1491 - Birth of Henry VIII at Greenwich Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII

June 28, 1716 - Death of George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, illegitimate son of Charles II by Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (aka Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Fit ... humberland

June 28, 1740 - Wedding of Princess Mary, daughter of George II, and Landgrave Frederick II of Hesse-Cassel at Cassel, Germany
Mary was the fourth daughter and eighth child of George II and Caroline of Ansbach. She married Landgrave Frederick II of Hesse-Cassel and they had four sons. Frederick was very brutal and Mary's married life was unhappy. The couple separated in 1755 following Frederick's conversion to Roman Catholicism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... at_Britain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_ ... sse-Cassel

June 28, 1757 - Death of Princess Sophia Dorothea, daughter of George I, wife of Frederick I of Prussia, at Monbijou Palace, Berlin
Sophia Dorothea was the only daughter of George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle. She was 8 years old when her disgraced mother was divorced and banished to a German castle for the rest of her life. She married her first cousin Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia and became Queen of Prussia in 1713. Frederick and Sophia Dorothea had seven sons and seven daughters and were the parents of Frederick the Great. Sophia survived her husband for 17 years, died at the Palace of Monbijou near Berlin and was buried at Potsdam.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Dorothea_of_Hanover

June 28, 1838 - Coronation of Queen Victoria
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... oronations
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... s/victoria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation ... sh_monarch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_o ... ed_Kingdom

June 28, 1914 - Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, by Serb nationalist, Gavrilo Prinzip, an event leading to World War I; both are buried at Artstetten Castle, Austria
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/duke.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_in_Sarajevo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduke_F ... of_Austria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie%2C_ ... _Hohenberg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artstetten_Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavrilo_Princip

June 28, 1975 – Wedding of Princess Christina of the Netherlands and Jorge Guillermo at the Cathedral of St. Martin in Utrecht
The couple divorced in 1996.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_C ... etherlands

June 28, 1994 - Birth of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan, son of King Abdullah II, in Amman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hus ... bdullah_II
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Post by Susan » Fri June 28th, 2013, 11:30 pm

June 29, 1509 – Death of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, in the Deanery of Westminster Abbey; buried in the Henry VII Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Margaret_Beaufort

June 29, 1841 - Death of Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover, at Hanover, Germany; buried at Chapel of Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover
Frederica and Ernest were first cousins.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederica_ ... g-Strelitz

June 29, 1875 – Death of Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia; buried in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_I_of_Austria

June 29, 1911 - Birth of Count Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld, husband of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, in Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Germany)
Full name: Bernhard Leopold Friedrich Eberhard Julius Kurt Karl Gottfried Peter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ber ... etherlands

June 29, 1978 – Wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco (1st marriage) and Philippe Junot
The couple divorced in 1980 and received an annulment from the Roman Catholic Church in 1992.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline,_ ... of_Hanover
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Junot

June 29, 1990 - Wedding of Prince Akishino of Japan and Kiko Kawashima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Akishino
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Akishino

June 29, 2008 – Birth of Prince Aristidis Stavros of Greece, son of Crown Prince Pavlos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlos,_Cr ... _of_Greece
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Post by Susan » Sun June 30th, 2013, 1:22 am

June 30, 1470 – Birth of Charles VIII of France (the Affable) at the Château d'Amboise
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VIII_of_France

June 30, 1670 – Death of Henrietta-Anne of England, daughter of Charles I of England, wife of Philippe duc d'Orléans, at the Palace of St. Cloud, Paris; buried at St. Denis Basilica, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Anne_Stuart

June 30, 1964 - Birth of Alexandra Christina Manley, first wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark, in Hong Kong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Christina_Manley

June 30, 1978 - Wedding of Prince Michael of Kent and Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz at the Rathaus, Vienna, Austria
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Michael_of_Kent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Michael_of_Kent
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Post by Susan » Sun June 30th, 2013, 11:18 pm

July 1 in royal history

July 1, 1481 – Birth of Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden at Nyborg Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_II

July 1, 1534 – Birth of Frederik II of Denmark and Norway at Haderslevhus Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_ ... and_Norway

July 1, 1726 – Death of Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg, wife of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, in Darmstadt (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countess_C ... ichtenberg

July 1, 1862 - Wedding of Princess Alice and Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine at Osborne House, Isle of Wight
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_A ... d_by_Rhine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_IV% ... d_by_Rhine

July 1, 1961 - Birth of The Honorable Diana Spencer at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk
Full name: Diana Frances
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana%2C_Princess_of_Wales
http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMon ... round.aspx

July 1, 1969 - Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle
Caernarvon Castle was built by Edward I of England after his defeat of the Welsh. Edward's son, the future Edward II, was born at the castle and was created the first English Prince of Wales. Charles was created Prince of Wales in 1958 but was not formally invested until 1969.
http://www.castlewales.com/caernarf.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Wales
http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/

July 1, 1995 - Wedding of Princess Stephanie of Monaco (1st marriage) and Daniel Ducruet in Monaco
Their affair, which began in 1992, resulted in a marriage that lasted a little more than a year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_S ... _of_Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ducruet

July 1, 1999 - Birth of Charles Armstrong-Jones, son of Viscount Linley, in London
Full name: Charles Patrick Inigo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Armstrong-Jones

July 1, 2011: Civil marriage of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock in the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... tstock/#A7
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_of ... tock#Civil
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Post by Susan » Mon July 1st, 2013, 10:48 pm

July 2 in royal history:

July 2, 1017 - Wedding of Cnut the Great and Emma of Normandy
Emma was the mother of Edward the Confessor by her first marriage to Ethelred the Unready.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_of_Normandy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canute_the_Great

July 2, 1492 - Birth of Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
Elizabeth was the second daughter and fourth child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV. Elizabeth suffered from some "wasting" disease and her death was caused by "atrophy." She died at Eltham in Kent at age 3 and was buried in Westminster Abbey near the shrine of Edward the Confessor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_ ... nry_VII%29

July 2, 1644 - Oliver Cromwell defeats Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Marston Moor
Prince Rupert was a grandson of King James I and a nephew of King Charles I.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert
http://www.britainexpress.com/History/b ... n-moor.htm

July 2, 1849 - Birth of Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, wife of King Ludwig III of Bavaria, at Brno, Austrian Empire (now in the Czech Republic)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Ther ... %931919%29

July 2, 1903 - Birth of Olav V of Norway at Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, England
Birth Name: Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark
The son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of the United Kingdom, he assumed the name Olav when his father became King Haakon VII of Norway in 1905.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Olav_V

July 2, 1932 - Death of Manuel II of Portugal in exile at Fulwell Lodge, London; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_II_of_Portugal

July 2, 1959 - Wedding of Albert II of the Belgians and Paola Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_II_of_Belgium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paola_Ruffo_di_Calabria

July 2, 2011 - Religious wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock in the Main Courtyard of the Prince's Palace
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... wittstock/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_II, ... _of_Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Charlene
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_of ... _Wittstock
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