Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 11

June 11

Trooping the Colour, the monarch's official birthday celebration in the UK


Queen Fabiola of Belgium   {1928} (sister-in-law of King Albert II of the Belgians)

Henrik, The Prince Consort of Denmark, Count of Monpezat   {1934} (husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)

Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein   {1968} (son of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)


Princess Norberta "Nora" of Liechtenstein & Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, 4th Marquess of Marino   {1988} [religious]


1509   King Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.

1594   King Felipe II of Spain recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves the way to the stabilization of the rule of Principalia (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

1898   The Hundred Days' Reform is started by Emperor Guangxu of China with a plan to change social, political, & educational institutions in China, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days.  The failed reform, though, led to the abolition of the Imperial Examination in 1905.

1903   A group of Serbian officers stormed the royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenovic of Serbia & his wife, Queen Draga.

1917   King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father, King Constantine I of Greece, abdicates under pressure from allied armies occupying Athens.


1403   John IV, Duke of Brabant (d.1427)

1456   Lady Anne Neville, Queen consort of England, wife of King Richard III of England (d.1485)

1726   Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Dauphine of France (as Marie Therese Raphaelle) (d.1746)

1897   Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (d.1918)


1183   Henry The Young King, Junior King of the English, Duke of Normandy, Count of Anjou & Maine, son of King Henry II of England

1216   Henry of Flanders, Latin Emperor of Constantinople
1488   King James III of Scotland

1557   King Joao III of Portugal

1712   Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Duke of Vendome, Marshal of France, great-grandson of King Henri IV of France

1727   King George I of Great Britain & Ireland, Elector of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire

1879   Prince Willem of the Netherlands, The Prince of Orange, Prince of Orange-Nassau

1903   King Alexander Obrenovic of Serbia

1903   Queen consort Draga of Serbia

1914   Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

2006   Major Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

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