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Post by Susan » Fri January 14th, 2011, 12:36 am

January 14 in royal history:

January 14, 1131 – Birth of Valdemar I of Denmark

January 14, 1772 - Death of Princess Mary, daughter of George II, at Hanau, Germany; buried at the Reformed Church in Hanau
Mary was the fourth daughter and eighth child of George II and his wife Caroline of Ansbach. She married Hereditary Prince Friedrich of Hesse-Cassel at age 17. Her husband, while tall and handsome, was cruel and their marriage was unhappy.

January 14, 1872 - Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia goes on a buffalo hunting expedition with Gen. Phil Sheridan and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer
Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich, son of Tsar Alexander II, took a three month tour of the United States from November, 1871 - February, 1872. The buffalo hunting expedition took place on the Grand Duke’s 22nd birthday.

Love this photo! General Custer and Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich
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January 14, 1892 - Death of Prince Albert Victor (Eddy), son of Edward VII, at Sandringham House, Norfolk; buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 14, 1919 – Abdication of Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde of Luxembourg

January 14, 1972 - Death of Frederik IX of Denmark at Copenhagen; buried at Roskilde Cathedral

January 14, 1994 - Duchess of Kent converts to Catholicism
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Post by Susan » Sat January 15th, 2011, 1:50 am

January 15 in royal history:

January 15, 1478 - Wedding of Richard, Duke of York, son of Edward IV, and Lady Anne Mowbray at St. Stephen's Chapel, Palace of Westminster

January 15, 1535 - Henry VIII assumes the title of Supreme Head of the Church of England

January 15, 1559 - Coronation of Elizabeth I

January 15, 1781 – Death of Mariana Victoria of Spain, wife of Joseph I of Portugal; buried at the Church of São Francisco de Paula, Lisbon

January 15, 1882 - Birth of Princess Margaret of Connaught, daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Bagshot Park, Surrey
Margaret married Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden. While pregnant with her sixth child, Margaret died of an ear infection which had spread to her throat. Her husband married Lady Louise Mountbatten (sister of Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma and the aunt of Prince Philip), and succeeded to the throne as King Gustav VI Adolf. Gustav and Louise's marriage was childless but Margaret's descendants sit upon the thrones of Denmark and Sweden. Queen Margrethe of Denmark is her granddaughter and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden is her grandson.

January 15, 1902 – Birth of King Saud of Saudi Arabia

January 15, 1945 - Birth of Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz, wife of Prince Michael of Kent, at Karlsbad, now Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic

January 15, 1968 - Birth of Inaki Urdangarin y Liebaert, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain
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Post by Susan » Sat January 15th, 2011, 10:37 pm

January 16 in royal history:

January 16, 1245 - Birth of Edmund Crouchback, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, son of Henry III, at London, England

January 16, 1942 - Death of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria, at Bagshot Park, Surrey; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Arthur died at age 91. Two of his great grandchildren are current monarchs: Queen Margrethe of Denmark and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden.

January 16, 1979 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
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Post by Susan » Mon January 17th, 2011, 1:06 am

January 17 in royal history:

January 17, 1732 - Birth of Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland

January 17, 1746- Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, defeats British forces at the Battle of Falkirk in Scotland

January 17, 1870 – Birth of Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, first wife Ferdinand of Bulgaria

January 17, 1879 - Wedding of William III of the Netherlands and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

January 17, 1893 - Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii is forced to abdicate by a group of businessmen and sugar planters

January 17, 1991 - Death of Olav V of Norway at the Royal Lodge, Kongsseteren; buried at Akershus Fortress, Oslo
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Post by Susan » Mon January 17th, 2011, 10:25 pm

January 18 in royal history:

January 18, 1367 – Death of Pedro I of Portugal

January 18, 1486 - Wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, at Westminster Abbey

January 18, 1701 - Frederick III, the Elector of Brandenburg, becomes King of Prussia

January 18, 1795 – Birth of Anna Pavlovna of Russia, wife of William II of the Netherlands

January 18, 1890 – Death of Amadeo I of Spain in Turin, Italy; buried at the Basilica of Superga in Turin

January 18, 1908 – Birth of Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, wife of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and mother of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

January 18, 1919 - Death of Prince John, son of George V, at Wood Farm, Wolferton, Norfolk; buried at Sandringham Church, Norfolk

January 18, 1974 - Birth of Claire Louise Coombs, wife of Prince Laurent of Belgium
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Post by Susan » Wed January 19th, 2011, 12:37 am

January 19 in royal history:

January 19, 1526 – Death of Isabella of Austria, wife of Christian II of Denmark, in Ghent in present-day Belgium; buried first at St Peter Church in Ghent, then in Saint Canute's Cathedral in Odense, Denmark

January 19, 1544 – Birth of Francis II of France

January 19, 1757 – Birth of Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, wife of Franz Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Augusta was the grandmother of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

January 19, 1793 - Louis XVI of France is sentenced to death

January 19, 1853 - Wedding of Napoleon III of France and Eugenie de Montijo

January 19, 1927 - Death of Charlotte of Belgium, wife of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, at the Castle of Bouchout, Meise, Belgium; buried at the Royal Crypt in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken, Belgium
Charlotte was a first cousin of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father was their Uncle Leopold. She married Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, the Habsburg Archduke, who was executed.

January 19, 1943 - Birth of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, daughter of Queen Juliana, in Ottawa, Canada
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Post by Susan » Thu January 20th, 2011, 12:28 am

January 20 in royal history:

January 20, 1382 - Wedding of Richard II and Anne of Bohemia at St. Stephen's Chapel, Palace of Westminster

January 20, 1554 – Birth of King Sebastian of Portugal

January 20, 1649 - Charles I brought to trial in Westminster Hall

January 20, 1666 – Death of Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII of France, at the convent of Val-de-Grâce, Paris; buried at Saint Denis Basilica

January 20, 1716 - Birth of Carlos III of Spain

January 20, 1731 - Death of Prince Antonio I of Monaco, buried at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco

January 20, 1819 - Death of Carlos IV of Spain, in exile, at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome, Italy

January 20, 1848 – Death of Christian VIII of Denmark

January 20, 1896 - Death of Prince Henry of Battenberg, husband of Princess Beatrice, at sea from malaria caught in Africa during the Ashanti War; buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight

January 20, 1936 - Death of George V at Sandringham House, Norfolk, England; buried at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 20, 1965 - Birth of Sophie Rhys Jones, wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

January 20, 1973 - Birth of Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, wife of Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, heir to the Belgian throne
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Post by Susan » Fri January 21st, 2011, 1:06 am

January 21 in royal history:

January 21, 1338 – Birth of Charles V of France

January 21, 1542 - Parliament passes bill of attainder against Catherine Howard

January 21, 1793 - Execution of Louis XVI of France at the Place de la Révolution, Paris; originally buried in a mass grave near the location of today's La Madeleine church, reburied at the Basilica of St. Denis

January 21, 1829 - Birth of Oscar II of Sweden and Norway

January 21, 2004 - Birth of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, daughter of Crown Prince Haakon
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Post by Susan » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 12:53 am

January 22 in royal history:

January 22, 1260 - Wedding of Beatrice, daughter of Henry III, and John of Dreux, Earl of Richmond at the Abbey of St Denis, Paris, France

January 22, 1440 - Birth of Ivan III the Great of Russia

January 22, 1592- Death of Elisabeth of Austria, wife of Charles IX of France; buried first in the Clarissine convent, since 1782 in the Ducal Crypt at St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

January 22, 1689 - Parliament invites William and Mary to become joint sovereigns

January 22, 1797 – Birth of Maria Leopoldina of Austria, wife of Pedro I of Brazil/Pedro IV of Portugal

January 22, 1831 - Birth of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, husband of Princess Helena, at Augustenburg, Denmark

January 22, 1858 – Death of Ludwig II, Grand Duke of Baden

January 22, 1901 - Death of Queen Victoria at Osborne House, Isle of Wight; buried at the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore, Windsor

January 22, 1954 – Death of Princess Margaret of Prussia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Schönberg, Kronberg, Germany
Princess Margaret, known as Mossy in the family, was the daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Kaiser Frederick III of Germany. She married Landgrave Frederick Carl of Hesse.
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Post by Susan » Sun January 23rd, 2011, 1:09 am

January 23 in royal history:

January 23, 1045 - Wedding of Edward the Confessor and Edith of Wessex, daughter of Godwin, Earl of Wessex

January 23, 1516 – Death of Ferdinand II of Aragon in Madrigalejo, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain; buried in the Royal Chapel in the Cathedral of Granada

January 23, 1570 - Assassination of James Stewart, Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland, illegitimate son of James V; buried at St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh

January 23, 1688 - Birth of Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden

January 23, 1820 - Death of Edward, Duke of Kent, son of George III and father of Queen Victoria, at Sidmouth, Devon, England; buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

January 23, 1874 - Wedding of Prince Alfred, son of Queen Victoria, and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, at the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

January 23, 1896 – Birth of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg

January 23, 1957 - Birth of Princess Caroline of Monaco

January 23, 1999 - Wedding of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Prince Ernst of Hanover
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