Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012


1830   King Charles X of France + Navarre abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson, Henri, Duke of Bordeaux.


1674   Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, Regent of France, Duke of Chartres (d.1723)

1696   Sultan Mahmud I "the Hunchback" of the Ottoman Empire (d.1754)

1858   Princess Adelheid Emma of Waldeck + Pyrmont, Queen consort (1879-1890) {also Queen Dowager: Queen Regent (1890-1898) + Queen Mother (1890-1934)} of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg (d.1934)

1868   King Constantine I of Greece {King of the Hellenes} (d.1923)


686   Pope John V

924   King AElfweard of Wessex

1100   King William II (William Rufus) of England

1589   King Henri III of France (1574-1589), King of Poland + Grand Duke of Lithuania (1573-1575)

1849   Muhammad/Mehmet Ali Pasha al-Mas'ud ibn Agha, Khedive of Egypt + Sudan

1955   Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia + in Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine

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