July 6: Today in Royal History

Sophie of Sweden, Grand Duchess of Baden;  Credit: Wikipedia

July 6, 1189 – Death of King Henry II of England at Chateau Chinon, in Chinon, France, buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon, France
Unofficial Royalty: King Henry II of England

July 6, 1249 – Death of Alexander II, King of Scots at the Isle of Kerrera in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland, buried at Melrose Abbey in Melrose, Scotland
Wikipedia: Alexander II, King of Scots

July 6, 1483 – Coronation of King Richard III of England
Richard’s wife Lady Anne Neville was crowned with him.
Unofficial Royalty: King Richard III of England

July 6, 1553 – Death of King Edward VI of England at Greenwich Palace in London, England, buried at Westminster Abbey
Unofficial Royalty: King Edward VI of England

July 6, 1598 – Birth of Kirsten Munk, morganatic second wife of King Christian IV of Denmark, in Nørlund, Denmark
Wikipedia: Kirsten Munk

July 6, 1724 – Birth of Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein in Wischau, Bohemia, now in the Czech Republic
Wikipedia: Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein

July 6, 1829 – Birth of Friedrich VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein in Augustenborg, Denmark
Unofficial Royalty: Friedrich VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein

July 6, 1832 – Birth of Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico, born Archduke Maximilian of Austria, at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria
Maximilian was executed by a firing squad in Mexico in 1867. He was a brother of Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria.
Unofficial Royalty: Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

July 6, 1796 – Birth of Nicholas I, Emperor of All Russia at Gatchina Palace near St. Petersburg, Russia
Unofficial Royalty: Nicholas I, Emperor of All Russia

July 6, 1865 – Death of Sofia of Sweden, Grand Duchess of Baden, daughter of King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden and wife of Karl Friedrich, Grand Duke of Baden, at Karlsruhe Palace Grand Duchy of Baden; first buried in the Karlsruhe Stadtkirche, after World War II, her remains were moved to the Grand Ducal Chapel in the Pheasant Garden in Karlsruhe (Germany)
Unofficial Royalty: Sofia of Sweden, Grand Duchess of Baden

July 6, 1868 – Birth of Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, at Marlborough House in London, England
Full name: Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom

July 6, 1893 – Wedding of Prince George, Duke of York (later King George V of the United Kingdom) and Princess Mary of Teck, at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace in London, England
Unofficial Royalty: Wedding of King George V and Princess May of Teck
Unofficial Royalty: King George V of the United Kingdom
Unofficial Royalty: Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom

Unofficial Royalty