Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 23

National Day in Hungary


Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan   {1991} [daughter of Prince Fumihito of Japan, Prince of Akishino (son of Emperor Akihito of Japan)]


425   Valentinian III is elevated as Roman Emperor, at the age of 6.

502   The Synodis Palmaris, called by King Theodoric "the Great" of the Ostrogoths, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.

1086   At the Battle of az-Zallaqah the army of Yusif ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of King Alfonso VI of Castile.

1157   The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark.  King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.

1867   72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.

1992   Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil.


1503   Holy Roman Empress consort Isabella, Queen consort of the Romans/Germany, Queen Regent/Consort of Spain, Queen consort of Italy (Naples), Queen consort of the Two Sicilies, King of Jerusalem, King of the Western + Eastern Indies, Archduchess consort of Austria, Duchess consort of Burgundy, Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Wurttemberg + Guelders, Princess consort of Swabia, Countess Palatine consort of Burgundy, Countess consort of Artois, Flanders, Hainault, Holland, Zeeland + Barcelona, Infanta of Portugal (d.1539)

1516   Princess Charlotte of France [Valois] (d.1524)

1636   Queen consort Hedvig Eleonora of Sweden (d.1715)

1715   Tsar Peter II of Russia, Emperor + Autocrat of all the Russias (d.1730) {old style he was born Oct. 12}


930   Emperor Daigo of Japan

1893   Prince Alexander of Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria

1910   King Chulalongkorn of Siam (Thailand), {aka Rama V}

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