Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29

June 29

Feast Day of Saints Peter & Paul  (Roman Catholic Church)


Prince Aristidis-Stavros of Greece + Denmark   {2008} [son of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, Prince of Denmark (son of King Constantine II of Greece)]
                                                              (carried by his father in this photo)


Princess Caroline of Monaco & Philippe Junot   {1978} [religious] (divorced October 9, 1980; annulled 1992)

Fumihito, Prince Akishino of Japan & Kiko Kawashima   {1990}


1194   Sverre is crowned King of Norway.

1644   The English Civil Wars:  King Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Copredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English king on English soil.


1397   King John II "the Faithless" of Aragon (d.1479)

1482   Queen consort Maria of Portugal + the Algarves, Infanta of Spain (d.1517)

1596   Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d.1680)

1911   Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Prince consort of the Netherlands, Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld (d.2004)

1926   Sheikh Jaber III Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d.2006)

1946   Prince Egon of Furstenberg (d.2004)

                                                          (pictured at left with his then-wife, Diane)


226   Cao Pi, Emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (China)

1059   Bernard II, Duke of Saxony
1252   King Abel of Denmark, Duke of Schleswig

1509   Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond + Derby, mother of King Henry VII of England

1875   Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, King of Hungary, Bohemia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, Galicia, + Illyria, King of Lombardy-Venetia, King of Jerusalem, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany + Krakow, Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia, Silesia, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, + Teschen, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave of Moravia, Princely Count of Habsburg + Tyrol, etc etc (abdicated 1848)

1977   Elena "Magda" Lupescu, sometimes aka Princess Elena of Romania as the third wife of former King Carol II of Romania

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28

June 28


Crown Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah of Jordan   {1994} (son of King Abdullah II of Jordan)


Princess Maria Christina of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld & Jorge Guillermo   {1975} [divorced 1996]

Princess Caroline of Monaco & Philippe Junot   {1978} [civil] [divorced October 9, 1980; annulled 1992)


1461   Edward IV is crowned King of England.

1519   Karl V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1838   Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland.

1914   Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.

1921   King Alexander I of Yugoslavia proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.


1476   Pope Paul IV (d.1559)

1491   King Henry VIII of England (d.1547)

1641   Queen consort Maria Kazimiera of Poland, Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania (d.1716)


548   Theodora, Byzantine Empress, wife of Justinian I

572   Alboin, King of the Lombards

767   Pope Paul I

928   Louis the Blind, King of Provence + Italy, + Holy Roman Emperor
1061   Floris I, Count of Holland
1175   Prince Saint Andrei I Bogolyubsky of Vladimir-Suzdal

1194   Emperor Xiaozong of Song, Emperor of China

1385   Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor
1389   Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic of Serbia (June 29 New Style; June 15 Old Style)

1914   Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary + Bohemia, Duke of Modena

1914   Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg

June 27

June 27


Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar   {1995}


1709   Tsar Peter the Great of Russia defeats King Carl XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava (June 27 Old Style).

1743   War of the Austrian Succession:  Battle of Dettingen:  On the battlefield in Bavaria, King George II of Great Britain, Ireland, + Hanover personally leads troops into battle, the last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.


1040   King Saint Laszlo I of Hungary (d.1095)
1350   Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos of the Byzantine Empire (d.1425)
1462   King Louis XII of France (d.1515)

1550   King Charles IX of France (d.1574)


1162   Eudes (Odo) II, Duke of Burgundy
1458   King Alfonso "the Magnanimous" V of Aragon, (as the III) Valencia, (as the II) Majorca, (II) Sardinia, (II) Corsica, Sicily + (as the I) Naples, (as the IV) Count of Barcelona

1655   Eleonore (Eleonora) Gonzaga, Archduchess consort of Austria, Queen consort of Germany, Queen consort of Hungary + Bohemia, 2nd wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

1773   Mentewab, Dowager Empress of Ethiopia

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26

June 26

Flag Day in Romania


Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein   {1987} [daughter of Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess of Luxembourg (daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg); daughter of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (brother of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein)]
                                                             (pictured at left with her older sister)

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau   {2005} [daughter of Crown Prince Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Oranje (son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]


221   Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.

363   Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire.  General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.

1409   Western Schism:  the Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander IV after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.

1718   Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Tsar Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.

1857   The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.

1995   Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.


1575   Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Queen consort of Denmark + Norway (d.1612)

1681   Princess Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Duchess consort of Holstein-Gottorp (d.1708)

1899   Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia {new style June 26; old style June 14}, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (d.1918)


363   Julian the Apostate, Roman Emperor
1718   Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia

1830   King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, King of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick

1878   Infanta Maria de las Mercedes of Spain, Queen consort of Spain

1922   Prince Albert I of Monaco