1494 – Francis I, called the Father and Restorer of Letters (le Père et Restaurateur des Lettres), born on the 12th of September in France. Francis I is considered to be France’s first Renaissance monarch. His reign saw France make immense cultural advances. He was a contemporary of King Henry VIII of England and of ..
1720 – Upon birth he was known as the Lord Cavendish of Hardwic. 1729 – Became the Marquess of Hartington. 1731 – Married to Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, Baroness Clifford, the daughter and heiress of the 3rd Earl of Burlington of the 1st creation, a famous architect and art collector. 1751 – Was The Rt. ..
1446 – He was born on February of this year in Oldenburg. 1448 – King Christopher of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway died this year. His death resulted in the break-up of the union of the three kingdoms, as Denmark and Sweden went their separate ways. On 1 September of this year, Count Christian of ..
1771 – Born on September 5th. He was adopted and raised in Vienna by his aunt Marie Christine of Austria and her husband Albert of Saxe-Teschen. 1795 – Served on the Rhine. 1796 – He was marked as one of the greatest generals in Europe due to his conduct of the operations against Jourdan and ..
1138 AD – Kazimierz Sprawiedliwy was born. Polish ruler. – Also known as Casimir the Just. 1177 AD – He became the duke of Kraków and of Sandomierz. – He drove his brother Mieszko III from power at Cracow and became the principal duke of Poland. 1180 ..
992 AD – He became the King of Poland. 984 AD – BolesBaw married Henilda, daughter of Rikdag, Margrave of Meißen. 997 AD – BolesBaw already possessed Silesia and Pomerania (with its chief city, GdaDsk) and Lesser Poland (with its chief city, Cracow). 1000 AD – The Emperor Otto III invested him ..
1039 – Boleslaw II was born this year, the eldest son of Casimir I the Restorer and Dobronega Maria of Kiev the daughter of the Grand Duke of Kiev Yaroslav I the Wise. 1058 – He was duke. 1976 – He was crowned king of Poland on the 25th of December. 1078 – He returned ..
1222 – Andrey Yaroslavich was born. 1240 – Novgorodians expelled his brother, Alexander Nevsky, from the city and asked Yaroslav II to send them another commander. 1242 – Andrey joined his Suzdalian forces with Alexander’s and saw action in the celebrated Battle on the Ice. 1247 – When their father died, Andrey and Alexander went ..
1507 – Born on the 29th of October. A Spanish general and administrator. 1567 – He was appointed as the captain general with full civil and military powers. 1568 – Ordered executions of Count Egmont and Count Horn. 1583 – He died on January at the age of 74, unable to enjoy ..
1866 – Alexander was born in Tbilisi on the 13th of April, where his father was then as Tsar’s vice-regent in the Causcasus. 1894 – Married Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna on August 6th. 1933 – Died on February 23, 19..