Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 19

O Antiphons  (Roman Catholic)

Las Posadas  (Roman Catholic/Mexico, Latin America, Southwestern USA)


Prince Laurent of Belgium & Claire Coombs   {2002}


211   Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother  Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives the Praetorian Guard murders him and he dies in the arms of his mother Julia Domna.

324   Licinius I abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.

1154   King Henry II of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1490   Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, by proxy.

1920   King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes (Greece) after the death of his son King Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.


1554   Philip William, Prince of Orange (d.1618)

1587   Duchess Dorothea Sophia of Saxe-Altenburg, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (d.1645)

1683   King Felipe V of Spain (d.1746)

1778   Princess Marie Therese of France, Dauphine of France, Duchess of Angouleme [daughter of King Louis  XVI & Queen consort Marie Antoinette of France] (d.1851)


211   Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor

401   Pope Saint Anastasius I

1075   Edith of Wessex, Queen consort of England

1327   Princess Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy

1370   Blessed Pope Urban V

1737   James Louis [Jakub Ludwik] Sobieski, son of King Jan/John III Sobieski of Poland

1751   Prince Louise/Louisa of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark + Norway

1944   Khedive Abbas II Hilmi Bey [Abbas Hilmi Pasha] of Egypt + Sudan

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