Monday, August 15, 2011

August 2

August 2


338 BC   A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens & Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.

1830   King Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.


1455   Johann Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (d.1499)

1674   Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, Regent of France (d.1723)
1696   Mahmud I "the Hunchback", Ottoman Sultan (d.1754)
1858   Princess Emma of Waldeck + Pyrmont, Queen Mother of the Netherlands, Dowager Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg (d.1934)

1868   King Constantine I of Greece (d.1923)


686   Pope John V
924   King AElfweard of Wessex
1100   King William II (aka William Rufus) of England
1222   Count Raymond VI of Toulouse, Marquis of Provence
1316   Louis of Burgundy, Prince of Achaea
1589   King Henri III of France

1776   Louis Francois I, Prince of Conti

1955   Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, Duke of Bavaria, Franconia + Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine

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