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Post by Susan » Mon July 22nd, 2013, 11:16 pm

July 23 in royal history:

July 23, 1885 - Wedding of Princess Beatrice, daughter of Queen Victoria, to Prince Henry of Battenberg, at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Henry_of_Battenberg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_B ... Battenberg

July 23, 1892 - Birth of Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, at Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haile_Selassie

July 23, 1952 - King Farouk of Egypt deposed by military coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser
Farouk is famous for saying, "In a few years there will be only five kings in the world -- the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Farouk_I_of_Egypt

July 23, 1961 - Death of Mrs. Higashikuni Morihiro, formerly Princess Teru, at the Imperial Household Agency Hospital
Princess Teru was the eldest sister of Emperor Akihito.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeko_Higashikuni

July 23, 1986 - Wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, at Westminster Abbey
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... -ferguson/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_And ... ke_of_York
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah%2C_Duchess_of_York

July 23, 1999 - Death of King Hassan II of Morocco in Rabat, Morocco; buried at the King Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_II

July 23, 2007 - Death of Mohammed Zahir Shah, last king of Afghanistan, at the presidential palace compound in Kabul; buried at Maranjan Hill at the presidential palace compound in Kabul
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Zahir_Shah
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Post by Susan » Wed July 24th, 2013, 1:33 am

July 24 in royal history:

July 24, 1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots forced to abdicate her throne to her 1-year-old son James VI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_I_of_Scotland

July 24, 1689 – Birth of William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Queen Anne, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England
William was the only one of Queen Anne’s numerous children to survive a significant amount of time. A sickly child, who suffered from hydrocephalus, he died at age 11. The main street in Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia, was named after him. If you visit Colonial Williamsburg, you can walk on Duke of Gloucester Street which runs from the House of Burgesses to the main entrance of The College of William and Mary. It’s called DOG Street by the locals and college students. (My son is a William and Mary alumni so I’ve spent lots of time on DOG Street.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William%2C ... Gloucester

July 24, 1817 – Birth of Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxembourg at Biebrich Palace in Wiesbaden (Germany)
Adolphe became Grand Duke upon the succession of Queen Wilhelmina to the Dutch throne. The three previous kings of the Netherlands had also been Grand Dukes of Luxembourg. However, because of the Salic Law, Wilhelmina could not succeed to the throne of Luxembourg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe%2C ... Luxembourg

July 24, 1860 – Birth of Princess Charlotte of Prussia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais, Potsdam, Germany
Full name: Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotte
Princess Charlotte was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Frederick III, German Emperor. She married her second cousin Duke Bernhard II of Saxe-Meiningen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte% ... -Meiningen
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Post by Susan » Thu July 25th, 2013, 12:07 am

July 25 in royal history:

July 25, 306 - Constantine I proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantin ... man_Empire

July 25, 1554 - Wedding of Mary I and Philip II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_I_of_England

July 25, 1603 - Coronation of James I
James’ wife Anne of Denmark was crowned with him.
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-hi ... of-denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_I_of_England

July 25, 1797 - Birth of Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, at Rumpenheim Castle, Kassel (Germany)
Augusta is the grandmother of Queen Mary, wife of George V
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_A ... sse-Cassel

July 25, 1860 - Birth of Louise Margaret of Prussia, wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, at Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Full name: Luise Margarete Alexandra Victoria Agnes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_L ... _Connaught

July 25, 1876 – Birth of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Albert I of the Belgians, at Possenhofen Castle, Kingdom of Bavaria (Germany)
Full name: Elisabeth Gabriele Valérie Marie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth% ... of_Belgium

July 25, 1938 – Death of Prince Franz I of Liechtenstein at Valtice, now in the Czech Republic; buried at the Liechtenstein Crypt in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_I%2C ... chtenstein

July 25, 1970 - Birth of Lord Nicholas Windsor, son of the Duke of Kent, at University College Hospital, London
Full name: Nicholas Charles Edward Jonathan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Nicholas_Windsor

July 25, 1996 - Birth of Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece, daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos, in New York City
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_M ... nd_Denmark
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Post by Susan » Sat July 27th, 2013, 1:42 am

July 27 in royal history:

July 27, 1365 - Wedding of Isabella, daughter of Edward III, and Enguerrand VII de Courcy, Earl of Bedford, at Windsor Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_de_Coucy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enguerrand_VII_of_Coucy

July 27, 1626 – Death of Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_V,_L ... -Darmstadt

July 27, 1889 – Wedding of Princess Louise, daughter of Edward VII, and Alexander Fife, 6th Earl Fife, at the Private Chapel in Buckingham Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise,_Pr ... ss_of_Fife
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_ ... ke_of_Fife

July 27, 1980 - Death of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran, in Cairo, Egypt, buried at the Al Rifa'i Mosque in Cairo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Reza_Pahlavi
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Post by Susan » Sun July 28th, 2013, 1:48 am

July 28 in royal history:

July 28, 1540 - Execution of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's advisor, at Tower Hill, London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cromwell

July 28, 1540 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England
Catherine Howard was a first cousin of Anne Boleyn.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Howard

July 28, 1683 - Wedding of Queen Anne and George of Denmark, son of Frederick III of Denmark, at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_George_of_Denmark
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_I_of_ ... ed_Kingdom

July 28, 1684 - Death of Charlotte Jemima Henrietta Maria FitzRoy, illegitimate daughter of Charles II by Elizabeth Killigrew; buried at Westminster Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_ ... f_Yarmouth

July 28, 1844 - Death of Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, King of Naples and Sicily, King of Spain and the Indies, Comte de Survilliers at Florence, Italy; buried at Les Invalides, Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bonaparte

July 28, 1869 – Wedding of Frederik VIII of Denmark and Lovisa of Sweden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_VIII
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovisa_of_Sweden

July 28, 1996 - Birth of Samuel Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones
Full name: Samuel David Benedict
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Chatto
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Post by Susan » Mon July 29th, 2013, 12:47 am

July 29 in royal history:

July 29, 796 - Death of King Offa of Mercia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offa_of_Mercia

July 29, 1030 - Death of Olav II of Norway in battle at Stiklestad, Norway; thought to be buried under Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
Olav II is the patron saint of Norway.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olav_II_of_Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stiklestad

July 29, 1108 – Death of King Philip I of France in Melun, France; buried at the Fleury Abbey in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_I_of_France

July 29, 1565 - Wedding of Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry, Lord Darnley, at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mary and Darnley were both grandchildren of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Stua ... rd_Darnley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_I_of_Scotland

July 29, 1588 - Defeat of the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines by the English Navy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Armada

July 29, 1672 - Birth of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and 1st Duke of Lennox, 1er Duc d' Aubigny, illegitimate son of Charles II by Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Le ... and_Lennox

July 29, 1900 - Assassination of Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Gaetano Bresci at Monza, Italy; buried in the Pantheon, Rome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_I_of_Italy

July 29, 1981 - Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... a-spencer/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana%2C_Princess_of_Wales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Charles
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Post by Susan » Tue July 30th, 2013, 12:59 am

July 30 in royal history:

July 30, 1126 – Death of Abbess Cecilia, daughter of William I, at the Abbey of the Holy Trinity in Caen, Normandy; buried at the Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen
Born about 1055, Cecilia was a daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. She entered the Benedictine Convent of the Holy Trinity at Caen in Normandy in 1074. On the death of Abbess Matilda in 1112, Cecilia was elected Abbess and held that office until her death. She was buried in the nuns' choir at the convent.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_of_Normandy

July 30, 1683 – Death of Maria Theresa of Spain, wife of Louis XIV of France, at the Palace of Versailles; buried at Saint Denis Basilica
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Theresa_of_Spain

July 30, 1700 – Death of William, Duke of Gloucester, son of Queen Anne, at Windsor Castle, buried at Westminster Abbey
The 11 year old duke’s death was the major reason for the passage of the Act of Settlement in 1701 which gave the throne to Sophie, Electress of Hanover and her Protestant descendants.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William%2C ... Gloucester

July 30, 1900 - Death of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, son of Queen Victoria, at Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Germany; buried in the ducal family's mausoleum in Coburg Cemetery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred%2C_ ... _and_Gotha

July 30, 1912 - Death of Emperor Meiji of Japan; buried in the Fushimi Momoyama Ryo (Graveyard) in Kyoto, his soul enshrined in Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_Emperor

July 30, 1967 - Wedding of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein and Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau at the Cathedral of St. Florin in Vaduz, Liechtenstein
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hans_Adam_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie%2C_P ... chtenstein

July 30, 1988 - Wedding of James Ogilvy, son of Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Julia Rawlinson at St. Mary the Virgin, Saffron Waldon, Essex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ogilvy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Ogilvy

July 30, 2011 - Wedding of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, and Mike Tindall at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zara_Phillips
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Tindall
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Post by Susan » Wed July 31st, 2013, 12:01 am

July 31 in royal history:

July 31, 1750 – Death of João V of Portugal in Lisbon; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%A3o_V

July 31, 1790 – Wedding of Frederik VI of Denmark and Marie of Hesse-Cassel at Gottorp Castle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik_VI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Sophie_Frederikke

July 31, 1812 – Birth of Amélie of Leuchtenberg, second wife of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil (King Pedro IV of Portugal), in Milan, Lombardy-Venetia (Italy)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%A9li ... uchtenberg

July 31, 1942 – Death of Maria Ana of Portugal, wife of Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg, in exile during World War II in New York City; buried at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Anne_of_Portugal

July 31, 1966 - Birth of Marina Ogilvy, daughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent, at Thatched House Lodge in Richmond upon Thames in London
Full name: Marina Victoria Alexandra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Ogilvy#Marriage

July 31, 1993 - Death of Baudouin I, King of the Belgians in the Villa Astrida in Motril, Spain; buried at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Baudouin
http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal- ... rial-sites

July 31, 2004 – Wedding of Lady Davina Windsor, daughter of the Duke of Gloucester, and Gary Lewis, at Kensington Palace, London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Davina_Windsor
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Post by Susan » Thu August 1st, 2013, 12:56 am

August 1, 10 B.C. - Birth of Roman Emperor Claudius in Lugdunum, Gaul (Lyon, France)
http://www.roman-emperors.org/claudius.htm
http://ancienthistory.about.com/library ... ealogy.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudius

August 1, 1137 – Death of Louis VI of France in Béthisy-Saint-Pierre Castle, France; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_VI_of_France

August 1, 1402 - Death of Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, son of Edward III, at Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, buried at the Church of the Medicant Friars, Kings Langley
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_of_Langley

August 1, 1714 - Death of Queen Anne at Kensington Palace, buried at Westminster Abbey; George, Elector of Hanover succeeds her as George I
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Great_Britain

August 1, 1893 – Birth of Alexander I of Greece at Tatoi near Athens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_I_of_Greece

August 1, 2005 – Death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh; buried at the Al-Oud cemetery, Riyadh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahd_bin_Abdul_Aziz
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4734175.stm
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Post by Susan » Fri August 2nd, 2013, 12:59 am

August 2, 1100 – Suspicious death of William II in the New Forest, buried at Winchester Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_II_of_England

August 2, 1589 - Assassination of Henri III of France by Jacques Clement at Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_France

August 2, 1858 – Birth of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, second wife of William III of the Netherlands, at Arolsen Castle, Arolsen, Waldeck and Pyrmont (Germany)
Full name: Adelheid Emma Wilhelmina Theresia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_of_Wa ... nd_Pyrmont

August 2, 1868 – Birth of Constantine I of Greece in Athens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_I_of_Greece
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