Jan. 25th, 2016

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oops, forgot to do this yesterday

Died yesterday in 1595 aged 65 Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (my toy,wikipedia). Great-grandson of Ferdinand and Isabella, parents of Catherine of Aragon. Secretly married a woman who was not sufficiently noble, his children by this marriage were not permitted to inherit the Duchy. Ferdinand was a Catholic and ensured that Austria remained Catholic after the Reformation.

Born yesterday in 1777 Emmanuel von Mensdorff-Pouilly (my toy,wikipedia). Husband of Sophie, sister of Victoria, mother of Queen Victoria. Emmanuel was born to minor French nobility who fled France during the Revolution. He fought with the Austrian army against France.

Died on this day in 1559 aged 77 King Christian II of Denmark (my toy,wikipedia). Husband of Isabella, grand-daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, parents of Catherine of Aragon. King of both Denmark and Norway he gained and later lost Sweden. And was eventually overthrown by his Uncle.

Born on this day in 1860 to Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Karoline of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (my toy,wikipedia). Great grand daughter of Victoria, mother of Queen Victoria. Karoline's older sister married Kaiser Wilhelm II. After the end of WWI and the overthrow of the Hohenzollern dynasty Karoline and her immediate family lived a quiet life in the castle and she died alone except her husband.


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