Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

April 8, 2012

Easter  (Western Christianity: Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Moravian, Methodist, other Protestant churches, etc.)

Passover  (Judaism)


Leah Behn   {2005} [daughter of Princess Martha Louise of Norway (son of King Harald V of Norway)]


Prince George, Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay (future King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Ireland, King of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick) & Princess Caroline of Brunswick, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel   {1795}

Prince Henri of Orleans, Dauphin of France, Count of Paris & Princess Isabelle of Orleans-Braganza   {1931}


217   Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

1139   King Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.

1149   Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Count Ptolemy II of Tusculum.

2005   Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.


1605   King Felipe IV of Spain, King of Portugal + the Algarves (as Filipe III, 1621-1640), King of Naples + Sicily, Sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Milan, Lothier, Brabant, Limburg + Luxembourg, Count Palatine of Burgundy, Count of Flanders, Hainaut + Namur, Count of Artois (1621-1659), Prince of Piombino (1628-1634) (d.1665)

1818   King Christian IX of Denmark (d.1906)

1875   King Albert I of the Belgians (d.1934)

1930   Prince Carlos Hugo [Hugues/Charles Hugues] of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma, Count of Montemolin (d.2010)

1932   Sultan Mahmud Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Ismail Al-Khalidi of Johor, King of Malaysia (1984-1989) (d.2010)


217   Emperor Caracalla of the Roman Empire

956   Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy, Count of Chalon, Autun, Troyes, Avallon + Dijon

1143   Emperor John II Komnenos "the Beautiful" of the Byzantine Empire

1364   King Jean II "the Good" of France

1970   Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Prince consort of Luxembourg


  1. Wow, very interesting. Did all these events happen on 8th April or just Easter Sunday?

  2. All on April 8th, not all necessarily on Easter Sunday unless it happened to fall on April 8th as well that year.