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Post by Susan » Mon August 9th, 2010, 11:38 pm

August 10 in royal history:

August 10, 1520 – Birth of Madeleine of Valois, first wife of James V of Scotland

August 10, 1759 – Death of Ferdinand VI of Spain at the Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain; buried at Salesas Reales Church in Madrid

August 10, 1792 – Storming of the Tuileries Palac; Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody

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Post by Susan » Wed August 11th, 2010, 8:59 pm

August 11 in royal history:

August 11, 1467 - Birth of Mary of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Windsor Castle

August 11, 1952 - 16 year old Prince Hussein Ibn Talal proclaimed King of Jordan

August 11, 1968 - Birth of Mabel Martine Wisse Smit, wife of Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands
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Post by Susan » Wed August 11th, 2010, 9:01 pm

August 12 in royal history:

August 12, 30 BC - Death of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

August 12, 1503 – Birth of Christian III of Denmark and Norway

August 12, 1515 – Wedding of Christian II of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and Isabella of Burgundy
Isabella was the daughter of Philip the Handsome and Juana of Castile, granddaughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, sister of Emperor Charles V, and niece of Catherine of Aragon.

August 12, 1545 – Death of Maria Manuela of Portugal, first wife of the future Philip II of Spain and I of Portugal, at Valladolid, Spain; buried at the Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in El Escorial

August 12, 1762 - Birth of George IV at St. James's Palace

August 12, 1779 – Birth of George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

August 12, 1872 – Birth of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

August 12, 1904 - Birth of Tsarevich Alexei, son of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, at Peterhof

August 12, 1932 - Birth of Sirikit Kitiyakara, wife of King Bhumibol of Thailand

August 12, 2000 - Birth of Prince Achileas Andreas of Greece, son of Crown Prince Pavlos
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Post by Susan » Wed August 11th, 2010, 9:03 pm

August 13 in royal history:

August 13, 1090 - Death of Constance, daughter of William the Conqueror, buried at St. Melans near Rhedon in France

August 13, 1792 - Birth of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of William IV, at Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany
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Post by Susan » Thu August 12th, 2010, 9:13 pm

August 14 in royal history:

August 14, 1040 – Death of Duncan I of Scotland at Pitgaveny near Elgin, Scotland; buried on the Isle of Iona, Scotland

August 14, 1479 - Birth of Catherine of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Eltham Palace

August 14, 1688 – Birth of Frederick William I, King in Prussia

August 14, 1754 – Death of Maria Anna of Austria, wife of João V of Portugal, in Lisbon, Portugal; buried at the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

August 14, 1862 – Birth of Prince Henry of Prussia, son of Frederick III, at Neues Palais, Potsdam, Germany
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Post by Susan » Thu August 12th, 2010, 9:14 pm

August 15 in royal history:

August 15, 1057 - Death of Macbeth, King of Scots at Scone; buried on the Isle of Iona, Scotland

August 15, 1316 - Birth of John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall, son of Edward II, at Eltham Palace, Kent

August 15, 1369 – Death of Philippa of Hainault, wife of Edward III, at Windsor Castle, buried at Westminster Abbey

August 15, 1769 - Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte in Corsica

August 15, 1824 – Birth of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Baden

August 15, 1950 - Birth of Princess Anne at Clarence House
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Post by Susan » Sun August 15th, 2010, 8:22 pm

August 16 in royal history:

August 16, 1445 – Death of Margaret of Scotland, first wife of the future Louis XI of France, at Châlons-sur-Marne, France; buried at St Laon Abbey, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, France

August 16, 1573 – Birth of Anna of Austria, first wife of Sigismund III Vasa of Sweden and Poland

August 16, 1763 - Birth of Frederick, Duke of York, son of George III, at St. James Palace, London, England

August 16, 1906 – Birth of Prince Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein
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Post by Susan » Mon August 16th, 2010, 9:55 pm

August 17 in royal history:

August 17, 1153 - Death of Eustace of Boulogne, son of King Stephen, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, buried at Faversham Abbey, Kent

August 17, 1153 - Birth of William, Count of Poitiers, son of Henry II, at Normandy, France

August 17, 1473 - Birth of Richard, Duke of York, son of Edward IV, at the Dominican Friary, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

August 17, 1786 - Death of Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia, at the Palace of Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany; originally buried at the Garrison Church in Potsdam, re-buried at Sanssouci

August 17, 1786 – Birth of Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saafeld, wife of Edward, Duke of Kent; mother of Queen Victoria, at Coburg, Germany

August 17, 1820 - Trial of Queen Caroline, estranged wife of George IV

August 17, 1887 – Birth of Emperor Karl I of Austria

August 17, 1941 - Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrive in the Bahamas
The Duke of Windsor served as Governor of the Bahamas during World War II.
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Post by Susan » Tue August 17th, 2010, 9:26 pm

August 18 in royal history:

August 18, 1227 - Death of Genghis Khan

August 18, 1572 – Wedding of Henri III of Navarre (Henri IV of France) and Marguerite de Valois

August 18, 1645 – Death of Eudoxia Streshneva, second wife of Tsar Michael I; buried at the Cathedral of the Archangel in Moscow

August 18, 1683 – Birth of Christian Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

August 18, 1781 – Death of Franz Josef I of Liechtenstein; buried at the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Vranov nearby Brno, Czech Republic

August 18, 1830 - Birth of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia
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Post by Susan » Wed August 18th, 2010, 11:27 pm

August 19 in royal history:

August 19, 14 – Death of Roman Emperor Augustus

August 19, 1186 - Death of Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany, son of Henry II, at Paris, France, buried in Notre Dame, Paris

August 19, 1274 - Coronation of Edward I

August 19, 1284 - Death of Alfonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I, at Windsor Castle, buried at Westminster Abbey
Alfonso was the third son and ninth child of Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. His two elder brothers were already dead so he was the heir apparent. He died at age 10 at Windsor Castle and was buried in Westminster Abbey near the shrine of Edward the Confessor. England could have had a King Alfonso!

August 19, 1596 - Birth of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I, at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, Scotland
It was through Elizabeth that the Hanovers inherited the British throne. George I was her grandson.

August 19, 1890 – Birth of Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, wife of Manuel II of Portugal

August 19, 1973 - Birth of Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, wife of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
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