Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15

King's Feast in Belgium

Republic Proclamation Day in Brazil  (1889)

America Recycles Day  (USA)

Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium

beginning of Winter Lent/Nativity Fast/Philip's Fast/Philippian Fast  (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox & Eastern Catholic churches)

Feast of Saint Albert "the Great" {aka St. Albertus Magnus/St. Albert of Cologne}  (Roman Catholic)

Feast of Saint Leopold {aka Margrave Leopold III of Austria}  (Roman Catholic; also a public holiday in Lower Austria & Vienna)


Princess Elena of Romania   {1950} (daughter of King Michael of Romania)

Peter Phillips   {1977} [son of The Princess Anne, Princess Royal (daughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]


King Carol I of Romania & Princess Elisabeth of Wied   {1869}

Princess Sayako of Japan, Princess Yori & Yoshiki Kuroda   {2005}


655   Battle of Winwaed:  King Penda of Mercia is defeated by King Oswiu/Oswy/Oswig [of Northumbria] of Bernicia.

1315   Battle of Morgarten:  The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I, Duke of Austria.

1889   Brazil is declared a republic by Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil is deposed in a military coup.


1316   King John I "the Posthumous" of France + Navarre, Count of Champagne, reigned for five days (d. Nov. 20, 1316)

1397   Pope Nicholas V (d.1455)

1498   Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Infanta [as Leonor] of Castile, Queen consort of Portugal + France [as Leonor/Eleonore/Alienor], Duchess of Touraine (d.1558)

1559   Archduke Albert VII of Austria, Duke of Lothier, Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Burgundy, Carinthia, Carniola, Wurttemberg, + Guelders, Count of Flanders, Habsburg, Tyrol, + Artois, Count Palatine of Burgundy, Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland, + Namur, Margrave of the Holy Roman Empire, Lord of Frisia, Utrecht, + Groningen (d.1621)

1784   Jerome-Napoleon Bonaparte, King of Westphalia [as Jerome I], 1st Prince of Montfort, French Prince (d.1860)

1852   Muhammed Tewfik [Tawfiq] Pasha, Khedive of Egypt + Sudan (d.1892)

1895   Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia  [New Style date is Nov.15, Old Style date is Nov.3] {daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia} (d.1918)


655   King Penda of Mercia

1028   Emperor Constantine VIII of the Byzantine Empire

1136   Margrave + Saint Leopold III of Austria

1463   Giovanni Antonio [Giannantonio] Del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto, Duke of Bari, Count of Lecce, Acerra, Soleto, + Conversano, Count of Matera + Ugento, Grand Constable of the Kingdom of Naples

1544   King Jungjong of Joseon {Korea}

1853   Queen Maria II of Portugal + the Algarves

1908   Empress Dowager Cixi of China, Regent of the Qing Dynasty

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