Monday, August 22, 2011

August 18

August 18

Feast of Saint & Empress Helen[a] (of Constantinople)   (Roman Catholic date)

Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women's suffrage (USA)


1572   Marriage in Paris of future Huguenot King Henri IV of Navarre to Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.


1606   Infanta Maria An[n]a of Spain, Archduchess of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Queen consort of Hungary + Bohemia (d.1646)

1611   Queen consort Ludwika Maria of Poland, Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania (d.1667)

1819   Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Duchess consort of Leuchtenberg (d.1876)

1830   Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Croatia, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, Illyria, Galicia + Lodomeria, King of Lombardy + Venice, King of Jerusalem, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany + Krakow, Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Bukovina, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave of Moravia, Duke of Upper + Lower Silesia, Duke of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Teschen, Friuli, Ragusa, Princely Count of Habsburg + Tyrol, Prince of Trent + Brixen, Margrave of Upper + Lower Lusatia + in Istria, Lord of Trieste (d.1916)


1276   Pope Adrian V

1503   Pope Alexander VI

1559   Pope Paul IV

1620   Emperor Wanli of China

1645   Tsarina/Tsaritsa consort Eudoxia/Yevdokiya of All Russia

1765   Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans, King in Germany + of Jerusalem, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Duke of Calabria, in Silesia of Teschen, Count of Provence

1781   Prince Franz Joseph I of Liechtenstein

2010   Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Duke of Madrid, Count of Montemolin

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