Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

Feast of Saint Blaise  (Roman Catholic, Anglican)

Heroes' Day in Mozambique

Martyrs Day in Sao Tome + Principe

Veterans' Day in Thailand

Setsubun in Japan {Bean-Throwing Festival/Ceremony}


Princess Angela of Liechtenstein   {1958} [wife of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein (son of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein)]


Princess Benedikte of Denmark & Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg   {1968}


Countess Joanna Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg   {2007} [daughter of Prince Johan Friso of Orange-Nassau (son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands)]


313   Edict of Milan:  Emperor Constantine I "the Great" of the Roman Empire and co-Emperor Valerius Licinius I of the Roman Empire meet at a conference in Milan.  They proclaim a policy of religious freedom, ending the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.

1112   Count Ramon Berenguer III "the Great" of Barcelona and Countess Douce/Dulcia I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.

1451   Mehmed II "the Conqueror" inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.

1534   The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of King Henry VIII of England in London, England


1338   Joanna/Jeanne of Bourbon, Queen consort of France (d.1378)

1808   Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Princess Charles of Prussia (d.1877)


1014   King Sweyn [Swegen] I Forkbeard of Denmark, Norway + England

1116   King Koloman/Kalman I "the Book-Lover" of Hungary, Slavonia, Croatia + Dalmatia

1399   John of Gaunt/Ghent, 1st Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine {son of King Edward III of England}

1451   Sultan Murad/Murat II of the Ottoman Empire

1549   Chief Queen consort Sri Suriyothai of Ayutthaya Siam {Thailand}

1820   Emperor Gia Long [Nguyen Phuc Anh] of Nguyen Vietnam

1874   King Lunalilo of Hawai'i, King of the Hawaiian Islands

1936   Princess Sophie of Schonburg-Waldenburg, Princess of Wied, Princess of Albania

2010   Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Archduchess of Austria, Crown Princess of Austria, Hungary + Bohemia

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