Tuesday, March 15, 2011

beware the Ides of March

March 15

Ides of March, formerly a festive day in the Roman calendar to celebrate the god Mars, now known as the day in 44 BC when Julius Caesar was killed.


Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein   {1972}


221   Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord & member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han & claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
351   Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
933   After a 10-year truce, German King Heinrich I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut River.
1311   Battle of Halmyros:  The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
1564   Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax).
1672   King Charles II of England, Scotland & Ireland issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
1917   Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
1922   After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.


938   Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (d.963)
1275   Margaret of England, English princess (d.1333)
1638   Shunzhi, Emperor of China (d.1661)


44 BC   Julius Caesar
220   Cao Cao, King of Wei
493   Odoacer, King of Italy
1145   Pope Lucius II
1311   Walter V of Brienne, Duke of Athens
1416   Jean, Duke of Berry, son of King Jean II of France
1644   Louise Juliana of Nassau, Regent of Bohemia
1961   Queen Musbah (bint Nasser) of Jordan, first queen consort of Jordan

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