Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6

Feast of Saint Nicholas/St. Nicholas' Day  (Christianity)

Independence Day in Finland  (1917)

Constitution Day in Spain  (1978)

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada


Juan Filiberto Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon, Viscount de la Torre   {1969} (nephew of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)

Alexander Johannsmann   {1977} [husband of Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (niece of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)]

                                                          (pictured here with his wife)

Prince Nikolaus Sebastian of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg   {2000} [son of Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (son of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]

                                  (shown here with his parents & siblings, pictured at left between his eldest brother & mother)

Pablo Urdangarin y de Borbon, Grandee of Spain   {2000} [son of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]


King Leopold III of the Belgians & Mary Lilian Baels   {1941} [civil]

                                        (not a photo of their civil ceremony, but possibly an engagement photo?)

Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria & Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum   {2008}


1060   Bela I "the Champion/the Bison" of Hungary is crowned King of Hungary.

1648   Colonel Pride of the New Model Army purges the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the king's trial to go ahead; came to be known as "Pride's Purge".

1745   Prince Charles Edward Stuart's (Bonnie Prince Charlie/The Young Pretender) army begins retreat during the second Jacobite Rising.


1285   King Ferdinand IV "the Summoned" of Castile, Leon + Galicia (d.1312)

1421   King Henry VI of England (d.1471)

1685   Princess Marie Adelaide of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy, Dauphine of France (d.1712)

1792   King Willem II of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Limburg (d.1849)


1185   King Afonso I "the Founder/the Conqueror/the Great/the Portuguese" of Portugal

1352   Pope Clement VI

1672   King Jan II Kazimierz Waza of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania [as Jonas Kazimieras Vaza], Duke of Opole in Upper Silesia, King of Sweden {Swedes, Goths + Vandals} (1648-1660), Grand Duke of Ruthenia, Prussia, Masovia, Samogitia, Livonia, Smolensk, Severia + Chernihiv

1934   Carl Michael, Duke of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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