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Post by Susan » Mon March 1st, 2010, 2:12 am

Today in royal history:

March 1, 1244 - Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, illegitimate son of Llywelyn Fawr (the Great) of Wales
Gruffydd died while trying to escape from the Tower of London. He was being held in the White Tower and supposedly he made a rope out of sheets and attempted to lower himself down. The sheets broke and Gruffydd fell to his death.

March 1, 1372 - Wedding of Edmund of Langley and Isabella of Castile

March 1, 1683 – Birth of Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II, at Ansbach, Germany

March 1, 1865 – Death of Anna Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William III of the Netherlands, at The Hague; buried at Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

March 1, 1955 - Birth of Timothy Laurence, second husband of Princess Anne, at Camberwell, London

March 1, 1970 - Birth of The Honorable Serena Alleyne Stanhope, wife of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (son of Princess Margaret), at Limerick, Ireland

March 1, 1980 - Birth of Lady Rose Windsor, daughter of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
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Post by Susan » Tue March 2nd, 2010, 1:27 am

Today in royal history:

March 2, 1316 - Birth of Robert II of Scotland
Robert II was the first Stewart monarch of Scotland.

March 2, 1619 - Death of Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 2, 1835 – Death of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna; buried at the Imperial Crypt, Vienna

March 2, 1855 - Death of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in St. Petersburg; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul

March 2, 1936 - Death of Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Amorbach, Germany; first buried at the Ducal Mausoleum in Coburg, Germany, her remains were transferred to the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg Russia in 1995
Victoria Melita was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia. She married his first cousin Grand Duke Ernest Louis of Hesse-Darmstadt but they divorced after seven years of marriage. After the divorce, she married her Romanov first cousin Grand Duke Kryill Vladimirovich.

March 2, 1939 - Birth of Princess Takako of Japan
Princess Takako is the youngest sister of Emperor Akihito. She lost her rank and imperial title when she married Mr. Shimazu Hisanaga. She is now known as Mrs. Shimazu Hisanaga.

March 2, 2003 - Birth of Eloise Taylor, daughter of Lady Helen Taylor (daughter of the Duke of Kent)
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Post by Susan » Wed March 3rd, 2010, 1:25 am

Today in royal history:

March 3, 1515 - Wedding of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII, and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk at Paris, France

March 3, 1528 - Wedding of Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII, and Henry Stewart, Lord Methven

March 3, 1778 - Birth of Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover, at Hanover, Germany

March 3, 1861 - Tsar Alexander II of Russia abolishes serfdom
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Post by Susan » Thu March 4th, 2010, 1:11 am

Today in royal history:

March 4, 1152 - Frederick I (Barbarossa) elected Holy Roman Emperor
Emperor Frederick Barbarossa has appeared in German stories for centuries. He supposedly awakens from his sleep in a mountain in central Germany every hundred years to see if Germany needs his help as a leader.

March 4, 1238 - Death of Joan, daughter of King John, at Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, England; buried at Tarrant Crawford Abbey, Dorset
Joan was the eldest daughter and third child of King John and Isabella of Angouleme. She married King Alexander II of Scotland but they had no children.

March 4, 1394 - Birth of Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsor of Portuguese explorers
Prince Henry was a grandson of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III of England.

March 4, 1821 - Death of Princess Elizabeth of Clarence at St. James Palace; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Elizabeth was the daughter of William, Duke of Clarence (the future William IV) and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. She was born prematurely on December 10, 1820. Elizabeth seemed to be in good health but she developed a fever and had convulsions on March 1, 1821. The cause of death was a strangulated hernia which was untreatable in 1821. During her short life, she was third in line to the throne and would have been queen instead of her cousin Victoria if she had lived.
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Post by Susan » Fri March 5th, 2010, 2:21 am

Today in royal history:

March 5, 1324 - Birth of David II of Scotland at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland

March 5, 1723 - Birth of Princess Mary, daughter of George II, at Leicester House, London

March 5, 1997 - Elizabeth II launches the first official British royal website
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Post by Susan » Sat March 6th, 2010, 2:30 am

Forgot this one yesterday (don't know how I could forget this one!)

March 5, 1133 - Birth of Henry II of England at Le Mans, France


Today in royal history:

March 6, 1823 – Birth of Karl of Württemberg

March 6, 1903 - Birth of Princess Kuni Nagako, wife of Emperor Hirohito

March 6, 1913 - 300th anniversary of Romanov rule in Russia (New Style Date)

March 6, 1954 – Death of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Coburg, Germany
Prince Charles Edward was the son of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. Charles Edward was born after his father’s death and was Duke of Albany at birth. At age 14, he became Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha upon the death of his uncle Prince Alfred. Charles Edward married Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Their daughter Princess Sibylla was the mother of the current king of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf,

March 6, 1964 - Death of Paul I of Greece at Tatoi near Athens; buried at the Tatoi Royal Cemetery

March 6, 1999 - Death of Sheikh Isa II bin Salman Al Khalifa, Emir of Bahrain
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Post by Susan » Sat March 6th, 2010, 12:51 pm

One more royal date for today:

March 6, 1340 - Birth of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III
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Post by Susan » Sun March 7th, 2010, 11:26 am

Today in royal history:

March 7, 1930 - Birth of Antony Armstrong-Jones, husband of Princess Margaret, at London

March 7, 1931 - Birth of Princess Atsuko of Japan
Princess Atsuko is the daughter of Emperor Hirohito and sister of the present Emperor Akihito. She is known as Mrs. Ikeda Takamasa.

March 7, 1943 – Wedding of Prince Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein and Georgine, Countess von Wilczeck

March 7, 1965 – Death of Louise of Battenberg (Lady Louise Mountbatten), second wife of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, at Saint Göran Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; buried at the Royal Burial Ground at Haga
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Post by Susan » Mon March 8th, 2010, 1:11 am

Today in royal history:

March 8, 1137 - Death of Adela of Normandy, daughter of William the Conqueror, at Marcigny-sur-Loire, France; buried at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Caen, France
Adela was one of the six daughters of William I and Matilda of Flanders. She married Stephen, Count of Blois and it was their son Stephen who took the throne of his uncle Henry I from Henry's only surviving child Matilda/Maud causing a long civil war. Adela became a nun in the Cluniac Priory of Marcigny-sur-Loire and died there.

March 8, 1702 - Death of William III at Kensington Palace; buried at Westminster Abbey

March 8, 1724 – Birth of Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

March 8, 1749 - Birth of Princess Louisa Anne of Wales, daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales, at Leicester House, London

March 8, 1844 - Death of Carl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and Norway, in Stockholm; buried at the Church of Riddarholmen
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Post by Susan » Tue March 9th, 2010, 12:58 am

Today in history:

March 9, 1202 - Death of Sverre I of Norway in Bergen, Norway; buried at Christ Church, Bergen

March 9, 1566 - Murder of David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots, in her presence at the Palace of Holyrood; buried at Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh

March 9, 1721 – Birth of Caroline of Pfalz-Zweibrücken, Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

March 9, 1796 – Wedding of Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais

March 9, 1888 - Death of Wilhelm I, King of Prussia, German Emperor in Berlin, Germany; buried at Charlottenburg Palace Mausoleum
Berlin, Germany
Wilhelm I was succeeded by his son Frederick III, husband of Victoria, British Princess Royal. Already ill with throat cancer, Frederick reigned only 3 months and was succeeded by his son Wilhelm II. 1888 is known as the "year of the three emperors."
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