Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

October 31

Halloween {aka All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve} (USA, Ireland, Canada, UK, & other countries in Europe, North America, South America, & Asia)

Samhain begins {in the Northern hemisphere} (Gaels, Welsh & Neopagans)

Reformation Day (Slovenia & Protestant churches)


Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg   {1916} [formerly known as Prince Carl Johan of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna] (uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden)

King-Father Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia   {1922}

Princess Margaretha of Sweden   {1934} (sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden)

Princess Norberta "Nora" of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg, Dowager Marchioness of Marino   {1950} (sister of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)

Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran   {1960}

Maria de Fatima Simonetta Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon   {1968} [daughter of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre (sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]

Infanta Leonor of Spain   {2005} [daughter of Infante Felipe of Spain, Prince of Asturias (son of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]


Prince Charles/Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria & Camilla Crociani   {1998} (now known as the Duke & Duchess of Castro)


475   Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor.


1345   King Fernando I of Portugal (d.1383)

1391   King Duarte "the Philosopher/the Eloquent" of Portugal (d.1438)

1424   King Wladyslaw III of Poland, King of Hungary, Dalmatia + Croatia, Supreme Prince of Lithuania, Lord & Heir of Pomerania + Ruthenia (d.1444)

1636   Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, Duke of Bavaria, Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire (d.1679)

1705   Pope Clement XIV (d.1774)

1838   King Luis I of Portugal + the Algarves (d.1889)

1851   Queen consort Louise of Denmark, Princess of Sweden (d.1926)


1214   Princess Eleanor of England, Queen consort [as Leonor] of Castile

1448   John VIII Palaiologos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire

1723   Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

1732   King Vittorio Amedeo II of Sardinia, Duke of Savoy

1733   Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Wurttemberg

1765   Prince William Augustus of Great Britain, Duke of Cumberland

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