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Post by Susan » Tue September 10th, 2013, 12:44 am

September 10, 1167 - Death of Empress Maud, daughter of Henry I, mother of Henry II, at the Abbey of Notre Dame des Prés, Rouen; buried in Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Maud

September 10, 1547 – Birth of George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in Kassel (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_I,_ ... -Darmstadt

September 10, 1638 – Birth of Maria Theresa of Spain, wife of Louis XIV of France, at El Escorial near Madrid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Theresa_of_Spain

September 10, 1898 – Stabbing death of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, at Geneva, Switzerland; buried in the Imperial Crypt, Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_of_Bavaria

September 10, 1948 - Death of Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria in exile at Coburg, Germany; buried at St. Augustin's Roman Catholic Church, Coburg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_of_Bulgaria

September 10, 2006 – Death of King Taufa’ahau Tupou of Tonga at Mercy Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand; buried at Mala’e Kula, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taufa%27ahau_Tupou_IV
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Post by Susan » Tue September 10th, 2013, 11:31 pm

September 11, 1297 - William Wallace, leader of the Scots' resistance, defeats the English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stirling_Bridge

September 11, 1349 – Death of Bonne of Luxembourg, first wife of the future John II of France, of the bubonic plague in Maubisson, France; buried at the Maubuisson Abbey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonne_of_Bohemia

September 11, 1822 – Birth of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, wife of Charles I of Württemberg, in St. Petersburg, Russia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olga_Nikolaevna_of_Russia

September 11, 1937 - Birth of Paola Ruffo di Calabria, wife of Albert II of Belgium, in Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany, Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paola_Ruffo_di_Calabria

September 11, 1966 - Birth of Kiko Kawashima, wife of Prince Akishino of Japan, in Shizuoka, Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Akishino
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Post by Susan » Thu September 12th, 2013, 12:24 am

September 12, 1348 - Death of Jeanne de Bourgogne (the Lame) from the plague, first wife of Philip VI of France, at Paris; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_the_Lame

September 12, 1369 – Death of Blanche of Lancaster, first wife of John of Gaunt, mother of Henry IV, of the plague at Bolingbroke Castle, Lindsey; buried at Old St Paul's Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanche_of_Lancaster

September 12, 1494 - Birth of Francis I of France at the Château de Cognac, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_I_of_France

September 12, 1612 – Death of Tsar Vasili IV of Russia in Gostynin (Poland); buried at Archangel Cathedral in Moscow
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_IV_of_Russia

September 12, 1683 - Death of Afonso VI of Portugal at Royal Palace of Cintra; buried at Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afonso_VI

September 12, 1739 – Death of Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in Gotha (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Lou ... -Darmstadt

September 12, 1837 - Birth of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine, husband of Princess Alice, in Darmstadt (Germany)
Full name: Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Karl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_IV% ... d_by_Rhine

September 12, 1917 – Death of Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, second wife of Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, at Euxinograd Palace, near Varna, Bulgaria; buried in the cemetery at Boyana Church, near Sofia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonore%2 ... 3%B6stritz

September 12, 1938 – Death of Prince Arthur of Connaught, son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and grandson of Queen Victoria, at 41 Belgrave Square, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Prince Arthur was the son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Marguerite of Prussia. He married his first cousin once removed Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Arthur_of_Connaught
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Post by Susan » Fri September 13th, 2013, 12:20 am

September 13 in royal history:

September 13, 1410 – Death of Isabella of Valois, second wife of Richard II, at Château de Blois, France, buried at the Church of the Celestines, Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_Valois

September 13, 1598 – Death of Philip II of Spain at El Escorial; buried at El Escorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Spain

September 13, 1612 – Death of Karin Månsdotter, wife of Eric XIV of Sweden, in Finland; buried at the Cathedral of Turku, Finland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karin_M%C3%A5nsdotter

September 13, 1940 - German bombs fall on Buckingham Palace while George VI is in residence
This is when the late Queen Mother said, "Now we can look the East End in the face."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/sep/1 ... -luftwaffe
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Post by Susan » Sat September 14th, 2013, 1:28 am

September 14 in royal history:

September 14, 1336 - Death of John of Eltham, Duke of Cornwall, son of Edward II, at Perth, Scotland, buried in Westminster Abbey
John was the younger son of Edward II and Isabella of France. He was to marry Maria, daughter of King Fernando IV of Castile and Leon but the marriage never took place due to the death of the bride. John died at age 20 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_El ... f_Cornwall
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/

September 14, 1435 - Death of John, Duke of Bedford, son of Henry IV, at Joyeux Repos, Rouen, Normandy, buried at Rouen Cathedral, Rouen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John,_Duke_of_Bedford

September 14, 1495 - Death of Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of Henry VII, at Eltham Palace, Kent, buried at Westminster Abbey
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 age 3 and was buried in Westminster Abbey near the shrine of Edward the Confessor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_ ... nry_VII%29

September 14, 1667 - Birth of Edgar, Duke of Cambridge, son of James II, at St. James Palace, London, England
Edgar was the fourth son of James II and his first wife Anne Hyde. He died at age 4 and was buried at Westminster Abbey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Stua ... _Cambridge

September 14, 1928 - Birth of The Honorable Angus Ogilvy, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, in London
Full name: Angus James Bruce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_Ogilvy

September 14, 1982 - Death of Princess Grace of Monaco at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monte Carlo, Monaco; buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Grace
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Post by Susan » Sun September 15th, 2013, 12:27 am

September 15 in royal history:

September 15, 1666 – Birth of Sophia Dorothea of Celle, wife of George, Duke of Brunwick-Lüneburg (later George I), at Celle Castle, Germany
George dissolved his marriage to Sophia Dorothea and imprisoned her in a castle in Germany for the remainder of her life
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Dorothea_of_Celle

September 15, 1864 – Birth of Prince Sigismund of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Neues Palais in Potsdam, Germany
Full name: Franz Friedrich Sigismund
Prince Sigismund was the son of Victoria, Prince Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. He died at age two from meningitis.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Sig ... 64-1866%29

September 15, 1904 – Birth of Umberto II of Italy at Castle of Racconigi in Piedmont, Italy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_II

September 15, 1972 – Birth of Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, wife of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letizia%2C ... f_Asturias
http://www.casareal.es/EN/FamiliaReal/P ... ncesa.aspx

September 15, 1973 - Death of Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden at Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden; buried at the royal burial grounds in Haga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_VI_Adolf_of_Sweden

September 15, 1973 - Birth of Daniel Westling, husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, in Örebro, Sweden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Dan ... C3%B6tland
http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/roy ... 04385.html

September 15, 1984 - Birth of Prince Harry at St. Mary's Hospital in London
Full name: Henry Charles Albert David
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Harry
http://www.princehenryofwales.org/prince-harry
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Post by Susan » Sun September 15th, 2013, 8:16 pm

September 16 in royal history:

September 16, 1380 – Death of Charles V of France (the Wise) at Beauté-sur-Marne, France; buried at St. Denis Basilica
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_V_of_France

September 16, 1386 - Birth of Henry V at Monmouth Castle, Wales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_V_of_England

September 16, 1583 –Death of Catherine Jagiellon, wife of Johan III of Sweden, at Stockholm; buried at Uppsala Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Jagiellon

September 16, 1701 – Death of James II in exile at the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris; buried at the at the Chapel of Saint Edmund in the Church of the English Benedictines in the Rue St. Jacques in Paris; his tomb and remains were destroyed during the French Revolution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_II_of_England

September 16, 1764 - Death of Franz Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in Rodach, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (Germany)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josi ... g-Saalfeld

September 16, 1824 - Death of Louis XVIII of France at Paris, France; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XVIII

September 16, 1837 – Birth of Pedro V of Portugal at the Palace of Necessidades in Lisbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_V

September 16, 2012 - Death of Princess Ragnhild of Norway in Rio de Janiero, Brazil; buried at Asker Church in Asker, Norway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_R ... _Lorentzen
http://www.kongehuset.no/artikkel.html? ... &sek=27291
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Post by Susan » Mon September 16th, 2013, 11:00 pm

September 17 in royal history:

September 17, 1665 – Death of Philip IV of Spain in Madrid; buried at El Escorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_IV_of_Spain

September 17, 1688 – Birth of Maria Luisa of Savoy, first wife of Philip V of Spain, at the Royal Palace of Turin, Savoy (Italy)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Luisa_of_Savoy


September 17, 1968 - Birth of Marie-Chantal Claire Miller, wife of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, in London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Chan ... _of_Greece


September 17, 2004 – Birth of Prince Odysseas Kimon of Greece, son of Crown Prince Pavlos, in London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Ody ... nd_Denmark
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Post by Susan » Wed September 18th, 2013, 12:53 am

September 18 in royal history:

September 18, 1180 – Death of King Louis VII of France at the Abbey of Saint-Pont, Allier, France; originally buried at Cistercian Abbey of Barbeaux, re-buried at the Basilica of St. Denis near Paris
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_VII_of_France

September 18, 1786 – Birth of King Christian VIII of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_VIII_of_Denmark

September 18, 1872 – Death of King Charles XV of Sweden/Carl IV of Norway in Malmö, Sweden; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_XV_of_Sweden

September 18, 1923 – Birth of Anne of Bourbon-Parma, wife of King Michael I of Romania, in Paris, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Anne_of_Romania

September 18, 1964 - Wedding of King Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark in the Metropolis, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Athens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_II_of_Greece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne-Marie_of_Greece
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Post by Susan » Wed September 18th, 2013, 11:28 pm

September 19 in royal history:

September 19, 1551 – Birth of King Henri III of France at the Château de Fontainebleau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_France

September 19, 1803 – Birth of Maria Anna of Savoy, wife of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, at the Palazzo Colonna in Rome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Anna_of_Sardinia

September 19, 1902 – Death of Marie-Henriette of Austria, wife of King Leopold II of the Belgians, at Spa, Belgium; buried at the Royal Vault at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken in Brussels, Belgium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Marie-Henriette
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa%2C_Belgium
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