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Post by Susan » Sun January 24th, 2010, 2:43 am

Today in royal history:

January 24, 41 - Assassination of Caligula, Roman emperor

January 24, 76 - Birth of Hadrian, Roman Emperor

January 24, 1328 - Wedding of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault at York Minster

January 24, 1712 - Birth of Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia

January 24, 1746 - Birth of Gustav III of Sweden

January 24, 1779 - Birth of Louise of Baden, wife of Tsar Alexander I

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.

January 24, 1924 - Wedding of Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan (later emperor) and Princess Nagako
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Post by Susan » Sun January 24th, 2010, 11:38 pm

Today in royal history:

January 25, 1308 - Wedding of Edward II and Isabella of France, at Boulogne Cathedral, France

January 25, 1327 - Edward II is deposed in favor of his son Edward III

January 25, 1477 – Birth of Anne of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France and second wife of Louis XII of France

January 25, 1533 - Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, his second wife, at the Palace of Westminster, London

January 25, 1559 - Death of Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden at Kalundborg Castle; buried at Saint Canute's Cathedral in Odense, Denmark

January 25, 1630 – Birth of Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

January 25, 1661 - Birth of Prince Antonio I of Monaco

January 25, 1755 - Birth of Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, first wife of Tsar Paul I
Name after marriage: Natalia Alexeievna, died after childbirth at age 21

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
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Post by Texas » Mon January 25th, 2010, 2:25 am

From Time magazine: the average 8-18-year-old spends 270 minutes a day watching TV, 73 playing video games, 90 text messaging. "The only leisure activity that has become less popular is reading."

Sigh....


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Post by Susan » Tue January 26th, 2010, 12:48 am

Today in royal history:

January 26, 1497 - Birth of Emperor Go-Nara of Japan

January 26, 1763 - Birth of Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, French Marshall, later Charles XIV, King of Sweden and Norway

January 26, 1876 – Death of Amélia of Leuchtenberg, second wife of Pedro I of Brazil/Pedro IV of Portugal, in Lisbon; buried first in the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, since 1982 in the Ipiranga monument in São Paulo, Brazil
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Post by Susan » Wed January 27th, 2010, 12:16 am

Today in royal history:

January 27, 1773 - Birth of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, son of George III at Buckingham Palace

January 27, 1836 – Death of Wilhelmine of Baden, wife of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

January 27, 1859 - Birth of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, son of Kaiser Frederick III and Victoria, Princess Royal, at Berlin, Germany

January 27, 2001 – Death of Marie José of Belgium, wife of Umberto II of Italy, at Geneva, Switzerland; buried at the Cistercian Abbey of Hautecombe, Savoy, France
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Post by Susan » Thu January 28th, 2010, 12:20 am

Today in royal history:

January 28, 814 - Death of Charlemagne, German Emperor, Holy Roman Emperor, at Aachen, Germany: buried at the Aachen Cathedral

January 28, 1457 - Birth of Henry VII at Pembroke Castle, Wales

January 28, 1547 - Death of Henry VIII at Whitehall Palace, London; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 28, 1768 - Birth of Frederik VI of Denmark and Norway

January 28, 1845 – Death of Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, first wife of Adolphe of Nassau, the future Grand Duke of Luxembourg, in childbirth at Castle Biebrich in Wiesbaden; buried at the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Elizabeth in Wiesbaden

January 28, 1941 - Death of Alfonso XIII of Spain, in exile, in Rome, Italy; first buried at Church of Santa Maria di Monserrato, the Spanish national church in Rome, in 1980 his remains were transferred to San Lorenzo de El Escorial in Spain
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Post by Rowan » Thu January 28th, 2010, 2:56 am

Also on 28 January 1547, Edward VI became King of England and Ireland at age 9.

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Post by Susan » Thu January 28th, 2010, 3:51 am

[quote=""Rowan""]Also on 28 January 1547, Edward VI became King of England and Ireland at age 9.[/quote]

True, that goes along with Henry VIII's death which was already noted.
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Post by nona » Thu January 28th, 2010, 4:26 pm

well not a historical figure Pride & Predjudice was published today in 1813, wonder how Jane Austen would react to knowing how her books would be classics and made into movies for all generations.

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Post by Susan » Fri January 29th, 2010, 1:37 am

Today in royal history:

January 29, 1601 – Death of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, wife of Henri III of France, at Moulins, Allier in France; first buried at was buried at the Convent of the Capuchins, re-interred in 1817 next to her husband in the Saint Denis Basilica

January 29, 1749 - Birth of Christian VII of Denmark and Norway

January 29, 1820 - Death of George III at Windsor Castle; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 29, 1844 – Death of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Ernest was the father of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. He was also Queen Victoria’s uncle.

January 29, 1860 – Death of Stéphanie de Beauharnais, wife of Karl, Grand Duke of Baden

January 29, 1906 - Death of Christian IX of Denmark at Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 29, 2000 - Wedding of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein and Angela Brown
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