Monday, March 5, 2012

March 4, 2012

Feast of Saint Casimir  (Roman Catholic/esp. Poland + Lithuania, & Polish-Americans + Lithuanian-Americans)


Jazmin Grace Grimaldi   {1992} (illegitimate daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco)

Prince Paul Louis of Nassau   {1998} [son of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg (son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg & brother of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg)]


Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway   {2006} [son of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (son of King Harald V of Norway)]


51   Nero, later to become Emperor of the Roman Empire, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).

852   Duke Trpimir of Croatia issues a statute, a document with the first known written mentions of the 'Croats' name in Croatian sources.

932   Translation of the relics of martyr Saint Wencelsaus/Vaclav I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.

1152   Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.

1351   Uthong/Ramathibodi I becomes King of Siam.

1386   "Jogaila" Wladyslaw II Jagiello, Grand Duke of Lithuania, is crowned King consort of Poland.

1461   War of the Roses in England: King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.

1665   King Charles II of England, Scotland + Ireland declares war on the Netherlands, marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

1681   King Charles II of England, Scotland + Ireland grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania, USA.

1848   King Carlo Alberto of Piedmont-Sardinia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia.

1890   The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII.

1991   Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, returns to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion.


1188   Blanche/Blanca of Castile, Queen consort of France (d.1252)

1394   Infante Henrique "the Navigator" of Portugal, Duke of Viseu (d.1460)

1484   Georg "the Pious", Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d.1543)


251   Pope Saint Lucius I

561   Pope Pelagius I

1172   King Stephen/Istvan/Stjepan/Stefan III of Hungary, Croatia + Dalmatia

1193   Sultan Saladin {Salah ad-Din Yusuf Ayyub} of Egypt + Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz + Yemen

1238   Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland

1238   Grand Prince Yuri/George II of Vladimir [Georgy II of Vsevolodovich]

1303   Grand Prince Saint Daniel/Daniil Aleksandrovich of Moscow

1484   Prince Saint Casimir/Kazimierz/Kazimieras of Poland + Lithuania

1496   Archduke Sigismund/Siegmund of Further Austria

1710   Louis III, Prince of Conde, Duke of Bourbon, Duke of Montmorency, Count of Sancerre, Count of Charolais

1793   Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthievre, Prince of Lamballe, Prince of Carignano, Duke of Rambouillet, Duke of Aumale, Duke of Gisors, Duke of Chateauvillain, Duke of Arc-en-Barrois, Duke of Ambois, Count of Eu, Count of Guingamp

1821   Princess Elizabeth of Clarence {daughter of the future King Willaim IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland} (b.1820)

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