Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012

Independence Day in Grenada  (1974)


Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau & Duke Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin   {1901}

Prince Michael of Greece + Denmark & Marina Karella   {1965}


King Abdullah II of Jordan   {1999}


457   Leo I becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1047   Pandulf IV, co-Prince of Benevento, is killed battling the invading Normans at the Battle of Montesarchio.

1301   Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first English Prince of Wales.

1856   The Kingdom of Awadh/Oudh (modern Uttar Pradesh, India) is annexed by the British East India Company and King Wajid Ali Shah of Oudh/Awadh is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.

1999   Crown Prince Abdullah of Jordan becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.


1102   Princess Matilda/Maude of England, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (1114-1125), Queen consort of Germany (1110-1125), Queen consort of the Romans (1110-1125), Countess of Anjou (1128-1151), Lady of the English (1141) (d.1167)

1693   Empress Anna Ivanovna of Russia, Empress + Autocrat of All the Russias, Duchess of Courland (1711-1730) (d.1740) {Feb.7 is the New Style date; Old Style date is Jan.28}

1906   Emperor Puyi [Xuantong] of Qing China, Emperor [Kangde] of Manchukuo, "The Last Emperor" (d.1967)


999   Boleslaus/Boleslav II, Duke of Bohemia

1045   Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan

1317   Robert, Count of Clermont {founder of the House of Bourbon, which govern[ed] as Kings of France, Kings of the Two Sicilies, Dukes of Parma, Grand Dukes of Luxembourg, & Kings of Spain}

1626   Wilhelm V "the Pious", Duke of Bavaria

1799   Emperor Qianlong of Manchu-Qing China

1837   King Gustaf IV Adolf of Sweden

1878   Blessed Pope Pius IX

1984   Prince Francisco of Bourbon, Duke of Bourbon (b.1972)

1999   King Hussein of Jordan

2006   The Imperial Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Durru Shehvar Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Princess of Berar

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