Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 7

May 7


Prince Josef-Emanuel of Liechtenstein   {1989} [son of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (brother of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein); also son of Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg (daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg)]


1274   In France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
1664   King Louis XIV inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
1697   Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire.  It is replaced by the current Royal Palace in the eighteenth century.
1832   The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London.  Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria, is chosen King.
1999   Pope John Paul II travels to Romania, becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
2007   Israeli archeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.


1328   Ludwig IV the Roman, Duke of Bavaria (d.1365)
1397   Sejong the Great, 4th King of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea (d.1450)

1530   Louis I de Bourbon, Prince de Conde (d.1569)

1763   Jozef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish prince (d.1813)

1767   Princess Frederica Charlotta of Prussia, Duchess of York & Albany (d.1820)


973   Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
1682   Tsar Feodor III of Russia

1718   Mary of Modena, Queen consort of England, Scotland & Ireland, wife of King James II of England

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