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February 23, 1447 – Dying of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, son of King Henry IV of England, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England; buried on the Abbey Church of St. Albans in Hertfordshire, England
Humphrey had a terrific love of studying, was a collector of books and manuscripts and commissioned translations of classical works from Greek into Latin. When Humphrey died, he donated his assortment of 281 manuscripts to the College of Oxford. The college constructed Duke Humfrey’s Library as a second story to the Divinity College as a way to home his assortment in 1450-80. Duke Humfrey’s Library nonetheless exists and it’s the oldest studying room within the Bodleian Library on the College of Oxford.
Unofficial Royalty: Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester
February 23, 1511 – Dying of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of King Henry VIII of England, at Richmond Palace in Surrey, England; buried at Westminster Abbey in London, England
This little prince was the New 12 months’s child (born January 1, 1511) who introduced a lot pleasure and hope to his mother and father, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Consider how totally different England would have been if this little Prince had lived and succeeded his father!
Wikipedia: Henry, Duke of Cornwall
February 23, 1648 – Start of Arabella Churchill, mistress of King James II of England, most likely born at Ash, the household dwelling of Arabella’s mom in Musbury, Devonshire, England
Arabella was the sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, who gained fame as a navy chief and courtier in the course of the reign of Queen Anne. His spouse Sarah was Queen Anne’s Mistress of the Robes and confidante.
Unofficial Royalty: Arabella Churchill, mistress of King James II of England
February 23, 1769 – Start of Pauline of Anhalt-Bernburg, Princess of Lippe, Regent of Lippe, spouse of Leopold I, Prince of Lippe, in Ballenstedt, Principality of Anhalt-Bernburg, now in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Full identify: Pauline Christine Wilhelmine
Pauline was not solely Princess Consort of Lippe, she ably served as Regent of the Principality of Lippe for eighteen years in the course of the minority of her son Leopold II, Prince of Lippe. The social work that she began in Detmold, then within the Principality of Lippe, now within the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, continues right now with the charity she based, the Princess Pauline Basis (Fürstin-Pauline-Stiftung in German). Pauline is taken into account one of the crucial necessary rulers of Lippe.
Unofficial Royalty: Pauline of Anhalt-Bernburg, Princess of Lippe, Regent of Lippe
February 23, 1779 – Start of Prince Octavius of Nice Britain, son of King George III of the UK, on the Queen’s Home, now Buckingham Palace, in London, England
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Octavius of Nice Britain
Unofficial Royalty: Smallpox knew no class boundaries
February 23, 1800 – Start of Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, first spouse of Grand Duke August I of Oldenburg, at Schaumburg Fortress within the Principality of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, now in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Unofficial Royalty: Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, Duchess of Oldenburg
February 23, 1803 – Start of Alexandrine of Prussia, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, daughter of King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and spouse of Grand Duke Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, now in Brandenburg, Germany
Full identify: Friederike Wilhelmine Alexandrine Marie Helene
Unofficial Royalty: Alexandrine of Prussia, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
February 23, 1883 – Start of Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe in Stadthagen, Principality of Schaumberg-Lippe, now in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany
Adolf was the final reigning Prince of Schaumberg-Lippe, abdicating on November 15, 1918. On March 26, 1936, Adolf and his spouse have been killed in an airplane crash in Zumpango, Mexico, together with eight different passengers and 4 crew members.
Unofficial Royalty: Adolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
February 23, 1918 – Dying by suicide of Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at Neustrelitz, Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, now in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany; buried on Love Island, a small island off Fortress Island in Mirow, Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, now in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Adolf Friedrich developed a robust love for the UK, seemingly influenced by his grandmother, who was born Princess Augusta of Cambridge, a granddaughter of King George III of the UK. He took each alternative to go to the UK, and infrequently represented his father and grandfather at official features, such because the funerals of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, and the coronations of King Edward VII and King George V.
Unofficial Royalty: Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
February 23, 1960 – Dying of Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke, grandson of Queen Victoria, at Kensington Palace in London, England; cremated and ashes buried at St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England
The eldest of the 4 youngsters of Princess Beatrice of the UK and Prince Henry of Battenberg, he was born Prince Alexander of Battenberg. Throughout World Warfare I, on the order of his first cousin King George V, Alexander was one of many members of the family who needed to relinquish his German kinds and titles. His identify was anglicized to Mountbatten and he was created Marquess of Carisbrooke
Unofficial Royalty: Alexander Mountbatten, Marquess of Carisbrooke
February 23, 1960 – Start of Emperor Naruhito of Japan on the Imperial Family Company Hospital on the Tokyo Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan
On Could 1, 2019, Naruhito ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne as Emperor of Japan upon the abdication of his father Emperor Akihito.
Unofficial Royalty: Emperor Naruhito of Japan
February 23, 1969 – Dying of King Saud of Saudi Arabia in exile at Athens, Greece; buried on the Alaoud Cemetery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
King Saud was deposed by his half-brother King Faisal in 1964.
Unofficial Royalty: King Saud of Saudi Arabia
February 23, 2012 – Start of Princess Estelle of Sweden, daughter of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, on the Karolinska College Hospital in Solna, Sweden
Full identify: Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary
Princess Estelle is second within the line of succession to the Swedish throne because the eldest youngster of Crown Princess Victoria who’s the eldest youngster and the inheritor of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Estelle of Sweden
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