Friday, June 17, 2011

June 15

June 15

Flag Day in Denmark (Day of Valedmar & Reunion Day, celebration of Valdemar II of Denmark's victory in a battle in Estonia in 1219, at which Denmark got its national flag, Dannebrog.)


Bruno Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon   {1971} [son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre (sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain)]
(pictured here on his wedding day)


Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia & Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine   {1884}

Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Skane(Scania) & Princess Margaret of Connaught   {1905}

Princess Christina of Sweden & Tord Magnuson   {1974}

King Hussein of Jordan & Elizabeth "Lisa" Najeeb Halaby (known as Queen Noor after wedding)   {1978}


923   Battle of Soissons:  King  Robert I of France is killed and King Charles The Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolphe of Burgundy.

1184   King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.

1215   King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.

1245   With the death of Duke Freidrich II "the Warlike/Quarrelsome", the Babenburg dynasty ends in Austria.

1520   Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in the papal bull Exsurge Domine.

1580   King Felipe II of Spain declares Willem I "the Silent", Prince of Orange, to be an outlaw.

1888   Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II; he will be the last Emperor of the German Empire.


1330   Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Prince of Aquitaine "the Black Prince", son of King Edward III of England, father of King Richard II of England (d.1376)

1519   Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond & Somerset, illegitimate son of King Henry VIII of England (d.1536)


923   King Robert I of France

991   Empress Theophanu (also spelled Theophano, Theophana, Theophania), Empress consort & Empress Regent, Byzantine wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor

1073   Emperor Go-Sanjo of Japan
1184   King Magnus V of Norway
1246   Duke Friedrich II "the Warlike/Quarrelsome" of Austria
1341   Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor

1383   John VI Cantacuzenus, Byzantine Emperor

1389   Murad I, Ottoman Sultan

1389   Tsar/Prince & Saint Lazar of Serbia

1467   Philippe III "the Good", Duke of Burgundy

1888   Emperor/Kaiser Friedrich III of Germany, King of Prussia

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