Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23

June 23

Corpus Christi (Roman Catholic Church, some Anglican & Lutheran churches)

St.John's Eve (Roman Catholic Church & Northern Europe; beginning of Midsummer celebrations)

Luxembourg's National Day (technically called the Grand Duke's Official Birthday, although it is not his actual birthday)


Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala   {1974} [daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (sister of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]

Princess Maria-Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies   {2003} (daughter of Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro)
                                                                     (pictured at right, held by her father, next to her baby sister)


Prince Albert II of Monaco & Charlene Wittstock   {2010}


King Harald V of Norway   {1991} (Consecration)


79   Titus succeeds his father, Vespasian, as the tenth Roman Emperor.

1532   King Henry VIII of England & King Francois I of France sign a secret treaty against Karl V, Holy Roman Emperor.

1661   The marriage contract/treaty is signed between King Charles II of England & Infanta Catarina of Portugal, Princess of Braganza.

1794   Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.


47 BC   Pharaoh/King Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar "Caesarion" of Egypt, son of Julius Caesar, Roman Dictator, & Pharaoh/Queen Cleopatra VII Philopator of Egypt (d.30 BC)

1373   Queen Joan II of Naples, Queen of Jerusalem, Sicily & Hungary, Duchess consort of Inner Austria, Styria, Carinthia, & Carniola (d.1435)

1433   Francois/Fransez II, Duke of Brittany (d.1488)

1456   Queen consort Margaret of Scotland, Princess of Denmark, Norway & Sweden (d.1486)

1703   Queen consort Marie Leszczynska of France & Navarre (d.1768)

1763   Josephine de Beauharnais, former Empress consort of the French, Queen consort  of Italy & Duchess of Navarre, former wife of Emperor Napoleon I of France (d.1814)

1894   Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, former King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (d.1972)

1906   King Tribhuvan of Nepal (d.1955)


79   Emperor Vespasian of Rome

1018   Heinrich, Margrave of Austria
1222   Infanta Constance of Aragon, Dowager Queen of Hungary, Queen consort of Germany & Sicily as Holy Roman Empress consort
1677   Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Wurttemberg

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