Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1, 2012

April Fools' Day

Palm Sunday  (Western Christianity)


Begum/Princess Inaara Aga Khan [born Gabriele Renate Homey, then changed to Thyssen (1963-1991); Princess Gabriele of Leiningen (1991-1998)]    {1963} [(pending?) ex-wife of Prince/Shah Karim al-Hussayni, Aga Khan IV (married in 1998)]

Prince Nicholas of Romania   {1985} [son of Princess Elena of Romania (daughter of King Michael I of Romania)]


286   Emperor Diocletian of the Roman Empire elevates his general Maximian to co-emperor with the rank of Augustus and gives him control over the Western regions of the Roman Empire.

325   Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty of China.

457   Majorian is acclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire by the Roman army.

527   Emperor Justin I of the Byzantine Empire names his nephew, Justinian I, as co-ruler and successor to the throne.

1947   Paul/Pavlos I becomes King of Greece {King of the Hellenes}, on the death of his childless elder brother King George/Georgios II .

1979   Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah (Shah/Shahanshah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran).


1220   Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d.1272)


1085   Emperor Shenzong of Song China

1204   Eleanor/Alienor/Eleonore "of Aquitaine", Duchess of Aquitaine + Countess of Poitiers (1137-1204), Queen consort of France {Queen consort of the Franks} (1137-1152), Queen consort of England (1154-1189)

1205   King Amalric II [of Lusignan] of Jerusalem + Cyprus

1922   Emperor Karl/Karoly/Carlo/Karol I of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary [as the IV], King of Bohemia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, Illyria, Galicia + Lodomeria, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany + Krakow, Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola + the Bukovina, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave of Moravia, Duke of Upper + Lower Silesia, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Teschen, Friuli + Ragusa, Princely Count of Habsburg + Tyrol, Kyburg + Gorizia, Prince of Trent + Brixen, Margrave of Upper + Lower Lusatia + in Istria, Count of Sonnenberg, Lord of Trieste + the Windic March, Grand Duke of Serbia, etc.

1947   King George II of Greece {King of the Hellenes 1922-1924 & 1935-1947}

1993   Infante Juan of Spain, Count of Barcelona

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