Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

Theophany / Epiphany / Timkat  (Eastern, Oriental + Ethiopian Orthodoxy)

Feast of the Baptism of Jesus / Vodici in Macedonia (Eastern Orthodoxy)


Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern   {1937} (sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden)

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld   {1943} (sister of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)

Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, Duchess of Saxony   {1972} (daughter of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)


379   Emperor Gratian of the Western Roman Empire elevates Flavius Theodosius to Augustus, and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.

1419   Hundred Years' War:  Rouen surrenders to King Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.


1544   King Francois II of France, King consort of Scotland (d.1560)


639   Dagobert I, King of all the Franks, King of Austrasia, King of Neustria + Burgundy

1526   Infanta Isabella/Elisabeth of Castile + Aragon, Archduchess of Austria, Queen consort of Denmark, Sweden + Norway

1925   Duchess Maria Sophia/Sophie in Bavaria, Queen consort of the Two Sicilies

1927   Princess Charlotte of Belgium, Princess of Saxe-Coburg + Gotha, Duchess in Saxony, Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary + Bohemia, Empress consort [as Carlota] of Mexico

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