Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 10

July 10


Princess Alexia of Greece + Denmark   {1965} (daughter of King Constantine II of Greece)


138   Emperor Hadrian dies after a heart failure at Baiae, he is buried in Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.

988   Norse King Glun Iarainn recognizes Mael Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.

1460   Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Northampton:  Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeats the king's Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner.

1553   Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.

1584   Willem I "the Silent", Prince of Orange, is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland by Balthasar Gerard.

1778   American Revolution:  King Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1971   King Hassan II of Morocco survives an attempted coup d'etat.


1419   Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d.1471)

1452   King James III of Scotland (d.1488)

1711   Princess Ameila of Great Britain (d.1786)
1736   Maria, Duchess of Gloucester + Edinburgh (d.1807) (sister-in-law of King George III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland)

1867   Prince Maximilian of Baden (d.1929)


138   Hadrian, Roman Emperor

649   Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China

1103   King Erik I "the Good" of Denmark
1290   King Laszlo IV of Hungary
1480   King Rene I of Naples, Duke of Anjou, Count of Piedmont, Duke of Bar, King of Jerusalem + Aragon

1559   King Henri II of France

1584   Willem I "the Silent", Prince of Orange

1590   Archduke Karl II Franz of Austria

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