Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 5

Guy Fawkes Night, Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot  "Remember remember the 5th of November"  (Great Britain & some Commonwealth countries/regions/provinces)

Hajj  (Islam)

All Saints' Day in Sweden

Feast of Saint Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist  (Roman Catholic & some Lutheran churches)


Princess Fawzia of Egypt (formerly Queen consort of Iran)   {1921} (ex-wife of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran & aunt of King Fuad II of Egypt)

Prince Kubrat of Bulgaria, Prince of Panagyurishte, Duke of Saxony   {1965} (son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)

Alejandro Gomez-Acebo y Cano   {2004} [son of Bruno Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon (nephew of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]
                                          (shown here with his mother, Barbara Cano y de la Plaza)


Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein & Countess Maria Kalnoky de Korospatak   {1998}


Prince Louis Alphonse/Luis Alfonso of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou & Maria Margarita Vargas Santaella   {2004} [civil]


1138   Ly Anh Tong is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, starting a 37-year reign.

1688   The Glorious Revolution begins.  Prince William of Orange, Stadholder of Holland,  lands in Brixham.  He is later proclaimed King of England (and reigned jointly with his wife Mary) on February 13, 1689 and crowned on April 11, 1689.  They accepted the Scottish crown on May 11, 1689.

1757   Seven Years' War:  King Friedrich II "the Great" of Prussia defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.

1913   King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title King Ludwig III of Bavaria.

1916   The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of November 5th of the Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.


1615   Ibrahim I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (d.1648)


1370   King Casimir [Kazimierz] III "the Great" of Poland

1828   Tsarina Maria Feodorovna of Russia, Empress consort of All the Russias {formerly Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Wurttemberg} (2nd wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia & mother of Tsar Alexander I of Russia & Tsar Nicholas I of Russia)

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