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30

Sep

On This Day: Royal History- September 30

Events:

1399: Henry IV is proclaimed King of England

Born:

1811: Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. She was Queen of Prussia and the first German Empress as the wife of William I.

1898: Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois. She was the daughter of Prince Louis II of Monaco and mother of Prince Ranier III.

25

Jul

Royal History: On This Day- July 25 

On this Day: July 25

306- Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor.

1547- Henry II of France is crowned.

1554- Mary I marries Philip II of Spain.

1593- Henry VI of France converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

1603- James VI of Scotland is crowned King of England.

Born

1016- Casimir I the Restorer

1336- Albert I, Duke of Bavaria

1404- Philip I, Duke of Brabant

1421- Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland

1658- Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll

1797- Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel. Wife of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, 10th son of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte. She was the longest-lived daughter-in-law of George III and grandmother of Mary of Teck.

(picture from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Augusta,_Duchess_of_Cambridge.jpg

1860- Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. Wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria. Mother of Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden. She was the first member of the British Royal Family to be cremated.

 

(picture from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Louise_Marguerite_Prussia.png )

24

Jul

Royal History: On this Day- July 24 

1567- Mary, Queen of Scots abdicates and is replaced by her 1 year old son, James VI.

Picture courtesy of  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mary_Stuart_Queen.jpg

 Born:

1561- Maria of the Palatinate-Simmern. First wife of King Charles IX of Sweden.

1860- Princess Charlotte of Prussia. Daughter of German Emperor Frederick III and Victoria, Princess Royal. Wife of Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Meiningen. Her daughter, Feodora, was the first great-grandchild of Queen Victoria. 

 Picture courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Princess_Charlotte_of_Prussia,_1883.jpg

15

Aug

sisterwolf:

Vitória, imperatriz da Prússia e princesa Britânica, 1879

sisterwolf:

Vitória, imperatriz da Prússia e princesa Britânica, 1879

26

Jul

18

Jul

misshonoriaglossop:

Daughters of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Empress Victoria
Princess Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe (née Princess Victoria of Prussia) (1866-1929), Daughter of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Princess Victoria
Princess Margarete, Landgravine of Hesse (1872-1954), Daughter of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Princess Victoria; wife of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse
Queen Sophie of Greece (née Princess Sophie of Prussia) (1870-1932), Daughter of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Princess Victoria; wife of Constantine I of Greece

misshonoriaglossop:

Daughters of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Empress Victoria

Princess Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe (née Princess Victoria of Prussia) (1866-1929), Daughter of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Princess Victoria

Princess Margarete, Landgravine of Hesse (1872-1954), Daughter of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Princess Victoria; wife of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse

Queen Sophie of Greece (née Princess Sophie of Prussia) (1870-1932), Daughter of Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and Princess Victoria; wife of Constantine I of Greece

23

Jun

misshonoriaglossop:

Emperor Friedrich III with wife Empress Victoria, 4 of their children and entourage in San Remo

misshonoriaglossop:

Emperor Friedrich III with wife Empress Victoria, 4 of their children and entourage in San Remo

19

Apr

royal-world:

Princess Victoria of Prussia with Ena of Battenberg

royal-world:

Princess Victoria of Prussia with Ena of Battenberg

17

Apr

Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia

royalwatcher:

The Prussian king Frederick the Great was one of the greatest warriors and leaders in modern European history, achieving greatness through the Seven Years War and lauded as a philosopher and cultured ‘Prince of the Enlightenment’. Yet the reputation of both Frederick and his Prussia was to be tarnished by association with Hitler’s Nazi regime. Historian Christopher Clark re-examines the life and achievements of one of Germany’s most colourful and controversial leaders.

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