Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012

Nirvana Day / Parinirvana Day (Mahayana Buddhism, East Asia)


Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg & Astrid Kohl   {2003} [religious]

Prince David Bagrationi of Mukhrani {Georgia} & Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky {Georgia}   {2009}


421   Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

1587   Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

1601   Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I of England - the revolt is quickly crushed.

1693   The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (USA), is granted a charter by King William III & Queen Mary II of England, Scotland + Ireland.

1952   Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland.

1960   Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland issues an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".


1191   Yaroslav {Feodor} II of Russia, Grand Prince of Vladimir (d.1246)

1291   King Afonso IV "the Brave" of Portugal + the Algarve (d.1357)

1405   Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos of the Byzantine Empire (d.1453)

1487   Ulrich, Duke of Wurttemberg (d.1550)

1720   Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d.1750)

1762   Emperor Gia Long of Nguyen Vietnam (d.1820)

1792   Princess Karoline Auguste [Caroline Augusta / "Charlotte"] of Bavaria, Crown Princess of Wurttemberg (1808-1814),  Empress consort of Austria (1816-1835),  Queen consort of Hungary + Bohemia (1816-1835) (d.1873)

1798   Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia (d.1849)


1204   Emperor Alexios IV Angelos of the Byzantine Empire

1250   Count Robert I "the Good" of Artois

1296   King Przemysl/Premyslas/Premislaus II of Poland

1587   Queen Mary I of Scotland {Queen of Scots} (1542-1567), Queen consort of France (1559-1560)

1696   Tsar Ivan V of Russia {Feb. 8 is the New Style date; Old Style date is Jan.29}

1725   Tsar Peter I "the Great" of Russia, Emperor + Autocrat of All the Russias {Feb.8 is the New Style date; Old Style date is Jan.28}

1772   Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Duchess in Saxony, Princess of Wales (1736-1751), Dowager Princess of Wales (mother of King George III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, King of Hanover)

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