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Post by Susan » Mon August 30th, 2010, 1:06 am

August 30 in royal history:

August 30, 1483 – Death of Louis XI of France at Plessis-lez-Tours, France; buried at Notre-Dame de Cléry Basilica, Orléans

August 30, 1813 – Birth of Mathilde of Bavaria, wife of Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

August 30, 1831 – Death of Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, wife of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Louise was the mother of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. Six years after marrying Ernest, the marriage was dissolved. Louise died five years later of cancer.

August 30, 1946 - Birth of Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, daughter of Frederick IX of Denmark, wife of Constantine II of Greece
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Post by Susan » Mon August 30th, 2010, 11:33 pm

August 31 in royal history:

August 31, 12 A.D. - Birth of Roman Emperor Caligula

August 31, 1422 - Death of Henry V at Bois-de-Vincennes, France, buried at Westminster Abbey

August 31, 1678 – Death of Louis VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

August 31, 1724 – Death of Louis I of Spain in Madrid; buried at Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real

August 31, 1880 - Birth of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

August 31, 1971 - Birth of Rania Al-Yasin, wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan

August 31, 1989 - Princess Anne separates from her first husband Captain Mark Phillips

August 31, 1997 - Death of Diana, Princess of Wales in Paris, France, buried at Althorp, Northamptonshire
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Post by Susan » Tue August 31st, 2010, 11:45 pm

September 1 in royal history:

September 1, 1651 – Birth of Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina, second wife of Tsar Alexei of Russia and the mother of Peter the Great

September 1, 1715 - Death of Louis XIV of France at the Palace of Versailles; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis

September 1, 1878 – Birth of Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Edinburgh Palace, Coburg, Germany

September 1, 1922 - Death of Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, wife of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, at Hinterris, Tyrol, Austria

September 1, 1928 - Ahmet Zog declares Albania a monarchy and proclaims himself king
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Post by Susan » Wed September 1st, 2010, 11:30 pm

September 2 in royal history:

September 2, 31 BC - Octavius Caesar, the future Emperor Augustus, defeats Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium

September 2, 1348 - Death of Joan, daughter of Edward III, at Bayonne, France, buried in Bayonne Cathedral
Born in 1335, Joan was the second daughter and third child of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault. Joan was to marry Infante Pedro of Castile, son and heir of Alfonso XI. She set out for Spain where the marriage was to take place in November, 1348. Upon reaching the European mainland, it was discovered that the plague had broken out. Unfortunately, Joan died of the plague and was buried at Bayonne Cathedral.

September 2, 1753 – Birth of Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, wife of Louis XVIII of France

September 2, 1778 – Birth of Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland
Louis was the brother of Napoleon. He married Hortense Beauharnais, the daughter of Napoleon's first wife Josephine by her first marriage. Hortense and Louis were the parents of Napoleon III.

September 2, 1838 - Birth of Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii
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Post by Susan » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 11:41 pm

September 3 in royal history:

September 3, 1189 - Coronation of Richard I
Richard’s wife Berengaria of Navarre was crowned on May 12, 1191 at the Chapel of St. George in Limasol, Cyprus.

September 3, 1499 – Birth of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II of France

September 3, 1851 – Birth of Olga Constantinovna of Russia, wife of George I of Greece
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Post by Susan » Fri September 3rd, 2010, 9:03 pm

September 4 in royal history:

September 4, 1199 - Death of Joan, daughter of Henry II, at Fontevrault Abbey, France, buried at Fontevrault Abbey

September 4, 1241 – Birth of Alexander III of Scotland

September 4, 1557 – Birth of Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, wife of Frederick II of Denmark and Norway

September 4, 1870 – Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed; Third Republic is declared

September 4, 1896 – Birth of Aspasia Manos, wife of Alexander I of Greece

September 4, 1948 - Abdication of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in favor of her daughter Juliana
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Post by Susan » Sat September 4th, 2010, 11:14 pm

September 5 in royal history:

September 5, 1187 – Birth of Louis VIII of France

September 5, 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII of England

September 5, 1638 - Birth of Louis XIV of France

September 5, 1725 – Wedding of Louis XV of France and Maria Leszczyńska

September 5, 1987 – Birth of Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
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Post by RichardWarrenField » Mon September 6th, 2010, 12:18 am

I just saw this thread today, so I'm two days late. But 750 years ago - and two days - one of the most neglected important battles in history took place: The Battle of Ayn Jalut. This was the first major defeat for the Mongols, the Genghis Khan dynasty that seemed unstoppable even in its third generation. People can argue inevitable decline of the Mongols (and they do). But this is where the Mongols were finally stopped decisively in the Middle East, decisively and courageously by the Mamluks in Egypt who executed Hulegu Khan's envoys as a way of responding to the Mongol demand that Egypt submit. A similar action two generations earlier led to Genghis depopulating much of Central Asia in reply; Mongols did not like anyone messing with their envoys! I did write about this at my blog... not trying to self promote, but just offering an option if anyone would like to know more.

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Post by Susan » Mon September 6th, 2010, 12:23 am

September 6 in royal history:

September 6, 1666 – Birth of Tsar Ivan V of Russia

September 6, 1701 - Death of James II in exile at Chateau de St. Germain-en-Laye, France, buried in the Chapel of Saint Edmund in the Church of the English Benedictines, Paris

September 6, 1860 – Death of George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

September 6, 1923 – Birth of King Peter II of Yugoslavia

September 6, 1926 - Birth of Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

September 6, 1940 – King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael

September 6, 1997 - Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales

September 6, 2006 – Birth of Prince Hisahito of Japan, son of Prince Akishino
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Post by Susan » Mon September 6th, 2010, 11:19 pm

September 7 in royal history:

September 7, 1151 – Death of Geoffrey V (the Handsome), Count of Anjou

September 7, 1362 - Death of Joan of the Tower, daughter of Edward II, at Hertford Castle, buried at Greyfriars Church, Newgate, London

September 7, 1533 - Birth of Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace, London

September 7, 1534 - Wedding of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Lady Catherine Willoughby
Charles Brandon was the best friend of Henry VIII and the widower of his sister Mary. The marriage to Catherine Willoughby, Charles' ward and 35 years his junior, was a bit of a scandal.

September 7, 1683 – Birth of Maria Anna of Austria, wife of João V of Portugal

September 7, 1731- Death of Eudoxia Lopukhina, first wife of Peter the Great, at Novodevichy Convent in Moscow; buried at Smolensk Cathedral at the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow

September 7, 1817 – Birth of Louise of Hesse-Kassel, wife of Christian IX of Denmark

September 7, 1857 – Birth of Elisabeth of Anhalt, wife of Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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