Friday, December 16, 2011

December 14

Advent Embertide  (Roman Catholic, Anglican, some Lutheran + Episcopal)

Alabama Day  (Alabama, USA)


King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan   {2006}


1452   Princess Mary [Stuart] of Scotland becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland {Mary, Queen of Scots}.

1918   Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse, a German prince elected by the Parliament of Finland to become King Vaino I, renounces the Finnish throne.


1009   Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d.1045)

1784   Princess Maria Antonia of Naples + Sicily, Infanta of Spain, Princess of Asturias (d.1806)

1787   Archduchess Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress consort of Austria, Queen consort of Hungary + Bohemia (d.1816)

1895   King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, + the British Dominions beyond the Seas (d.1952)

1901   King Paul/Pavlos I of Greece {King of the Hellenes} (d.1964)


1476   Vlad III "the Impaler" Tepes {Dracula}, Prince of Wallachia

1510   Duke Friedrich of Saxony

1542   King James V of Scotland {King of Scots}

1788   King Carlos III of Spain, King of Naples + Sicily (as VII & V, respectively; 1734-1759)

1861   Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg + Gotha, Duke of Saxony, The Prince Consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland

1878   Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Princess Ludwig + Grand Duchess consort of Hesse and by Rhine

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