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On this Day in History ... 23 February
On 23 Feb 943 Herbert Vermandois II Count Vermandois, II Count Soissons, II Count Meaux -943 died. His Son Adalbert "The Pious" I Count Vermandois 915-987 (28) succeeded I Count Vermandois.
On 23 Feb 1188 Peter Burgundy 1188-1258 was born to Sancho "Populator" I King Portugal 1154-1211 (33) and Dulce Barcelona Queen Consort Portugal. He a 4 x Great Grandson of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031.
On 23 Feb 1258 Walter Branscombe Bishop Exeter 1220-1280 (38) was consecrated Bishop Exeter by Boniface Savoy Archbishop Canterbury 1217-.
On 23 Feb 1262 Henry Wittelsbach 1262-1280 was born to Henry Wittelsbach I Duke Lower Bavaria, I Duke Bavaria 1235-1290 (26) and Elizabeth Unknown Duchess Bavaria. He a 3 x Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189.
On 23 Feb 1365 Leopold "The Just" Habsburg III Duke Austria 1351-1386 (13) and Viridis Visconti Duchess Austria 1352-1414 (13) were married. Viridis Visconti Duchess Austria 1352-1414 (13) by marriage Duchess Austria.
On 23 Feb 1416 Margarethe Marck Duchess Bavaria 1416-1444 was born to Adolph Marck I Duke Cleves 1373-1448 (42) and Marie Valois-Burgundy Duchess Cleves 1393-1466 (23). She a 2 x Great Granddaughter of John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364.
On 23 Feb 1421 Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England 1401-1437 (19) was crowned Queen Consort England at Westminster Abbey. Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1385-1452 (36) was appointed Chief Butler of England. James I King Scotland 1394-1437 (26) attended, and was honoured by sitting immediately on the queen's left at the coronation banquet.
On 20 Feb 1447 Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester 1390-1447 (56) arrested on a charge of treason by John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont 1409-1460 (37), Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 (44), Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (41), Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 (47) and Ralph Boteler 6th Baron Sudeley 1389-1473 (58).
On 23 Feb 1447 Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester 1390-1447 (56) died. He was possibly poisoned although more likely he died from a stroke at Bury St Edmunds. He had been arrested three days previously on a charge of treason. He was buried at St Albans Cathedral, St Albans.
On 23 Feb 1473 Arnold Egmont 1st Duke Guelders 1410-1473 (62) died. His Son Adolf Egmont 2nd Duke Guelders 1438-1477 (35) succeeded 2nd Duke Guelders.
On 23 Feb 1489 Engelbert Marck Count Nevers 1462-1506 (26) and Charlotte Bourbon-Vendôme were married. He a 3 x Great Grandson of John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364.
Wriothesley's Chronicle Volume 1 Henry VIII. 1509. The coronation of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (17), which was the 24th of June, A.D. 1509. See Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
This yeare, Henry Tudor Duke Cornwall 1511-1511, the Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (19) first sonne, was borne at Richmonde on 01 Jan 1511, and on 23 Feb 1511 [Note. 23 Feb] after the saide Henry Tudor Duke Cornwall 1511-1511 died, and was buried at Westminster Abbey.
On 23 Feb 1620 Francis Newport 1st Earl Bradford 1620-1708 was born to Richard Newport 1st Baron Newport 1587-1651 (32) and Rachel Leveson at Wroxeter.
On 23 Feb 1633 Samuel Pepys Diarist 1633-1703 was born to John Pepys 1601-1680 in Salisbury Court, Fleet Street.
On 23 Feb 1642 Christian Saxe-Gotha 1642-1642 was born to Ernest "The Pious" Saxe-Gotha I Duke Saxe-Gotha 1601-1675 (40) and Elisabeth Sophie Saxe-Altenburg Duchess Saxe-Gotha at Gotha.
On 23 Feb 1657 Nicole Lorraine Duchess Lorraine 1608-1657 (48) died.
John Evelyn's Diary 1684 Feb. 23 Feb 1684. I went to Jean Chardin Traveller 1643-1713 (40), who desired my assistance for the engraving the plates, the translation, and printing his History of that wonderfull Persian Monument neere Persepolis, and other rare antiquities, which he had caus'd to be drawne from the originals in his second journey into Persia, which we now concluded upon. Afterwards I went with Sr Christ' Wren to Thomas Tenison Archbishop Canterbury 1636-1715 (47), where we made the drawing and estimate of the expence of the Library, to be begun this next Spring neere the Mewes. Greate expectation of the William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (33) attempts in Holland to bring those of Amsterdam to consent to the new levies, to which we were no friends, by a pseudo-politic adherence to the French interest.
On 23 Feb 1727 Lionel Tollemache 3rd Earl Dysart 1649-1727 (78) died. His Grandson Lionel Tollemache 4th Earl Dysart 1708-1770 (18) succeeded 4th Earl Dysart.
On 23 Feb 1727 Lionel Tollemache 3rd Earl Dysart 1649-1727 (78) and Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart 1661-1740 (65) were married. Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart 1661-1740 (65) by marriage Countess Dysart.
On 23 Feb 1728 Isabella Bentinck 1688-1728 (39) died.
On 23 Feb 1741 James Hamilton 6th Duke Hamilton, 3rd Duke Brandon -1758 (16) was educated at St Mary Hall, Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford.
On 23 Feb 1748 Mary Montagu 1748-1761 was born to John Montagu 4th Earl Sandwich 1718-1792 (29) and Dorothy Fane Countess Sandwich 1717-1797 (30).
On 23 Feb 1750 Catherine Glücksburg 1750-1811 was born to Peter August Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck 1697-1775 (52) and Sophie Unknown Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.
On 23 Feb 1752 John Campbell 2nd Earl Breadalbaine and Holland 1662-1752 (89) died. His Son John Campbell 3rd Earl Breadalbaine and Holland 1696-1782 (55) succeeded 3rd Earl Breadalbaine and Holland. Arbella Pershall Countess Breadalbaine and Holland by marriage Countess Breadalbaine and Holland.
On 23 Feb 1768 Mary Webb Duchess Somerset 1697-1768 (71) died.
On 23 Feb 1783 Thomas Howard 14th Earl Suffolk, 7th Earl Berkshire 1721-1783 (61) died. His Son John Howard 15th Earl Suffolk, 8th Earl Berkshire 1739-1820 (43) succeeded 15th Earl Suffolk (4C 1603), 8th Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).
On 23 Feb 1801 Charlotte Susan Ashburnham 1801-1865 was born to George Ashburnham 3rd Earl Ashburham 1760-1830 (40) and Charlotte Percy Countess Ashburham 1776-1862 (25).
On 23 Feb 1803 Alexandrine Hohenzollern 1803-1892 was born to Frederick William II King Prussia 1770-1840 (32). She a 3 x Great Granddaughter of George I King Great Britain and Ireland 1660-1727.
On 23 Feb 1847 Hugh Percy 3rd Duke Northumberland 1785-1847 was buried at Northumberland Vault, Westminster Abbey.
On 23 Feb 1852 Edward Smith-Stanley 14th Earl Derby 1799-1869 (52) was appointed Prime Minister.
On 23 Feb 1869 George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869 (77) died. His Son Charles Sackville-West 6th Earl De La Warr 1815-1873 (53) succeeded 6th Earl De La Warr (1761), 6th Viscount Cantalupe, 12th Baron De La Warr (2C 1570).
On 23 Feb 1872 Aubrey Spencer Bishop Newfoundland, Bishop Jamaica 1795-1872 (77) died.
On 23 Feb 1921 Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings 12th Countess Loudon 1883-1960 (37) abeyance terminated 20th Baron Hungerford. The title had been abeyant since the death of Ferdinando Stanley 5th Earl Derby 1559-1594 in 1594.
On 23 Feb 1921 John Wynford Philipps 1st Viscount St Davids 1860-1938 (60) by marriage 22nd Baron Hungerford, 14th Baron Strange Knockin (4C 1628). Mary Brudenell Countess Chichester 1806-1867 by marriage Baroness Hungerford.
On 23 Feb 1943 William Humble Eric Ward 3rd Earl Dudley 1894-1969 (49) and Frances Laura Charteris Duchess Marlborough 1915-1990 (27) were married.
On 23 Feb 1972 Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil 5th Marquess Salisbury 1893-1972 (78) died.
On 23 Feb 1999 Frederick William John Augustus Hervey 7th Marquess Bristol 1954-1999 was buried at St Mary's Church, Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds.
On 23 Feb 2000 John Henry Guy Neville 5th Marquess Abergavenny 1914-2000 (85) died. His Nephew Christopher Neville 6th Marquess Abergavenny 1955- succeeded 6th Marquess Abergavenny, 10th Earl Abergavenny, 6th Earl Lewes, 26th Baron Bergavenny (1C 1392). Venetia Maynard Marchioness Abergavenny 1958- by marriage Marchioness Abergavenny.