Feb. 29th, 2016

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oops, once again busy weekend

Saturday

Died on this day in 1658 aged 69 Adolf I, Duke of Mecklenburg (my toy,wikipedia). Great grand father of Charlotte, wife of George III. During the 20 years war he was ousted from his dukedom after siding with Sweden, later Sweden helped him take it back.

Born on this day in 1427 to Louis III , Elector Palatine and Matilda of Savoy, Ruprecht of the Palatinate (my toy,wikipedia). Son of Louis, husband of Margaret (this Louis was the son of a different wife), daughter of Henry IV. Archbishop of Cologne.


Sunday

Died on this day in 1572 aged 38 Catherine of Austria (my toy,wikipedia). Great grand daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, parents of Catherine, wife of Henry VIII. Catherine married King Sigismund of Poland, who had previously been married to her (now deceased) sister. She didn't want to marry him, and he didn't really want to marry her, but family pressure prevailed... the marriage was not happy and she eventually returned to Vienna, but they did not divorce.

Born on this day in 1616 to Louis Hesse-Darmstadt V, Landrgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt and Magdalene of Brandenburg, Frederick of Hesse-Darmstadt (my toy,wikipedia). Brother of Anne, great grand mother of George I. Born a Lutheran he converted to Catholicism and became a Spanish Admiral and then a Cardinal... interesting life.


Today

no deaths on the 29th Feb

Born on this day in 1964 to Angus Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra , James Ogilvy (my toy,wikipedia). Great grand son of George V. James is still alive, so today is his 13th birthday, happy birthday James.

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