Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 2012

Feast of Saint Bernadette Soubirous  (Roman Catholic: France)

Independence Day in the Gambia  (1965)


Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid of Iraq   {1936} (Pretender to the throne of Iraq)

Princess Maria Christina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld   {1947} (sister of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)

Queen consort Komal of Nepal   {1951} (wife of King Gyanendra of Nepal)


King Letsie III {David Mohato Bereng Seeiso} of Lesotho & Anna Karabo Mots'oeneng {now known as Queen consort 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso}   {2000}


1229   The Sixth Crusade:  Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, signs a ten-year truce with Sultan Al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.

1332   Emperor Amda Seyon I of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.

1478   George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Warwick + Salisbury, convicted of treason against his older brother King Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.


1516   Queen Mary I of England + Ireland, Queen consort of Spain  (d.1558)

1543   Charles III "the Great", Duke of Lorraine (d.1608)


999   Pope Gregory V

1139   Grand Prince Yaropolk II Vladimirovich of Kiev, Prince Pereyaslav

1294   Emperor/Khagan Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire, Emperor of Yuan China

1379   Albrecht II, Duke of Mecklenburg

1405   Timur/Tamerlane, Amir of the Timurid Empire

1478   George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Warwick, 1st Earl of Salisbury {brother of King Edward IV & King Richard III of England}

1712   Louis "le Petit Dauphin", Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy

1743   Princess Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici of Tuscany, Electress Palatine of the Rhine, Duchess of Neuburg, Julich + Berg, of Cham + the Upper Palatine, Countess of Megen

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