Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012


Princess Iman bint Al Hussein of Jordan   {1983} (half-sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan)


Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, Croatia, etc., King of Lombardy + Venice, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany + Krakow, Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Modena, Parma, Piacenza + Teschen, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Princely Count of Habsburg, Prince of Trent, Lord of Trieste, etc. & Duchess Elisabeth "Sisi" in Bavaria   {1854}

Princess Sophie/Sofia of Greece + Denmark, Princess Christoph of Hesse & Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hanover, Prince of Great Britain + Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg   [religious] {1946}

Princess Alexandra of Kent & The Hon. Angus Ogilvy   {1963}

Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg (after marriage: Prince Johan Friso of Orange-Nassau, Count of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg) & Mabel Los Wisse Smit   {2004}

Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar & Sheikha Al-Maha bint Salem Al-Rumul Al-Mannai   {2008}


Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (technically Princess Louise of Wessex)   {2004} [daughter of The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland)]


1479 BC   Thutmose III ascends the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).

1547   Battle of Muhlberg: Fernando Alvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, 3rd Duke of Alba, commanding the Spanish-Imperial forces of King Carlos I of Spain [also Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans, King of Italy, Duke of Burgundy, Lord of the Netherlands + Count Palatine of Burgundy (aka Karel/Karl/Carlo/Charles V)], defeats the troops of the Schmalkaldic League.

1558   Queen Mary I of Scotland [Mary, Queen of Scots], marries the Dauphin of France, Francois (the future King Francois II of France), at Notre Dame de Paris.

1953   Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland.

2005   Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

2006   King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.


1533   Willem I "the Silent", Prince of Orange, Baron of Breda, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht + Friesland (d.1584)


1185   Emperor Antoku of Japan

1338   Theodore I Palaiologos, Marquess of Montferrat

1342   Pope Benedict XII

1736   Prince Francois Eugene of Savoy

1986   Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

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