Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 26, 2012

Academy Awards {Oscars} Ceremony  (Los Angeles, USA)

Liberation Day in Kuwait  (1991)


Maria del Carmen Martinez-Bordiu y Franco [previously Princess of Bourbon, Duchess of Anjou + Cadiz]   {1951} (mother of Prince Louis Alphonse/Luis Alfonso of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou)

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Prince of Great Britain + Ireland   {1954} [husband of Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco, Princess of Hanover (sister of Prince Albert II of Monaco)]

Prince Chakriwat Mahidol of  Thailand   {1983}  [son of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand (son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej {Rama IX} of Thailand)]


The Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland & Antony Armstrong-Jones, Esq.   {1960}


364   Valentinian I is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

1266   Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German + Sicilian force led by King Manfred of Sicily. King Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as King of Sicily + Naples.

1658   Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655-1661), King Frederik III of Denmark + Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.

1794   The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, burns down.

1815   Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte I of the French escapes from the island of Elba.

1961   Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.


1361   Wenceslaus/Wenceslas/Vaclav/Wenzel "the Idle", King of Germany + King of the Romans (1376-1400), King of Bohemia {as the IV} (1378-1419), Elector + Margrave of Brandenburg (1373-1378), Duke of Luxembourg (1383-1388) (d.1419)

1746   Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Princess of Hungary, Duchess consort of Parma, Piacenza, + Guastalla (d.1806)

1861   Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1887-1918), Prince of Saxe-Coburg + Gotha (d.1948)

1909   King Talal I bin Abdullah of Jordan (1951-1952) (d.1972)


1154   King Roger II of Sicily

1266   King Manfred of Sicily

1577   King Erik XIV of Sweden

1726   Maximilian II Emanuel [aka Max Emanuel], Elector of Bavaria, Duke of Luxembourg, Marquis of Namur

1815   Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

1933   Princess Thyra of Denmark, Queen consort/Crown Princess of Hanover, Duchess consort of Cumberland + Teviotdale, Duchess consort of Brunswick-Luneburg

1959   Princess Alexandra of Fife, Princess of Great Britain + Ireland, Princess Arthur of Connaught, 2nd Duchess of Fife, Countess of Macduff

1961   King Mohammed V of Morocco

2000   Princess Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa consort [as Ioanna/Joanna] of Bulgaria (1930-1943)

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