Friday, December 2, 2011

December 2

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

National Day in Laos


Princess Lea of Belgium   {1951} (sister-in-law of King Albert II of the Belgians)

Crown Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, Prince of Turnovo, Duke of Saxony   {1962} (son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)

Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck of Bhutan   {1981} (daughter of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan & sister of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck of Bhutan)

Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai   {2007} (daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai


Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones & Rodolphe von Hoffmannsthal   {2006} (Lady Frances is the half-sister of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto, as she is the daughter of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, ex-husband of the deceased Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II)


1804   At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, Napoleon crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.

1848   Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.

1852   Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French (Napoleon III).

1908   Child Emperor Puyi {Xuantong/Kangde} ascends the [Qing] Chinese throne as emperor at the age of two.


1825   Emperor Pedro II "the Magnanimous" of Brazil (d.1891)


1348   Emperor Hanazono of Japan

1463   Archduke Albert VI "the Prodigal" of Inner Austria

1849   Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, + Hanover, Duchess consort of Brunswick

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