Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012


Saint Agnes' Eve

Armed Forces Day in Mali

Martyrs' Day in Azerbaijan


The Princess Edward (Sophie) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland, Countess of Wessex, Viscountess Severn   {1965} [wife of The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]

Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, Countess d'Udekem d'Acoz   {1973} [wife of Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant (son of King Albert II of the Belgians)]

Carlos Klynstra   {1997} [illegitimate/legally unrecognized son of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma + Piacenza (nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]

Prince Tassilo Preslavski of Bulgaria   {2002} [son of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, Prince of Preslav, Duke of Saxony (son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria)]


Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria & Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela   {1962} [civil]


Pablo Urdangarin y de Borbon, Grandee of Spain   {2001} [son of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)]

Emma Behn   {2009} [daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway (daughter of King Harald V of Norway)]


250   Emperor Decius of the Roman Empire begins a widespread persecution in Rome.  Pope Fabian is martyred.

1320   Duke Wladyslaw "the Short/the Elbow-high" of Poland, Prince of Krakow, becomes King of Poland.

1456   King Edward Balliol of Scotland abdicates and surrenders his claim to the Scottish throne to King Edward III of England in exchange for an English pension.

1523   King Christian II of Denmark+ Norway is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.

1649   King Charles I of England, Scotland + Ireland goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes".

1936   Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland + the British Dominions, Emperor of India.


225   Emperor Gordian III of the Roman Empire (d.244)

1292   Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Queen consort of Bohemia (d.1330)

1554   King Sebastiao I "the Desired" of Portugal + the Algarves (d.1578)

1716   King Carlos III of Spain, King [as Charles VII/V] of Naples + Sicily (1734-1759) (d.1788)


250   Pope Fabian

1191   Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia

1479   King John II "the Faithless" of Aragon + Navarre

1612   Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Germany, King of the Romans, King of Hungary + Croatia (1572-1608), King of Bohemia (1575-1608/1611), Archduke of Austria (1576-1608)

1666   Infanta Anna/Anne/Ana of Spain + Portugal, Archduchess of Austria, Queen consort of France + Navarre

1819   King Carlos IV of Spain (1788-1808)

1841   Emperor Minh Mang of Vietnam

1848   King Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Norway [as Christian Frederik] (May 17, 1814- Aug. 14, 1814)

1891   King Kalakaua "the Merrie Monarch" of Hawai'i

1896   Prince Henry/Heinrich of Battenberg

1936   King George V of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, + the British Dominions, Emperor of India

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