06 Apr is in April.
On 06 Apr 1147 Frederick "One Eyed" Hohenstaufen I Holy Roman Emperor (age 57) died.
Before 06 Apr 1199 King John "Lackland" of England (age 32) had his marriage to Isabella Fitzrobert 3rd Countess Gloucester and Essex (age 26) annulled due to consanuinity but more likely because John's new status as heir to the English throne mean't he had better prospects. He may have already decided to marry Isabella of Angoulême Queen Consort England (age 11) who he married on 24 Aug 1200.
On 06 Apr 1199 King Richard "Lionheart" I of England (age 41) was besieging Châlus Chabrol Castle, Domfront. During the course of the evening King Richard "Lionheart" I of England (age 41) was shot by a crossbow. The wound quickly became gangrenous; Richard died in the arms of his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 77). His brother King John "Lackland" of England (age 32) succeeded I King England.
There was a brother between Richard and John named Geoffrey Duke of Brittany who had a son Arthur (age 12), who was around twelve, and a daughter Eleanor (age 15), who was around fifteen, whose mother was Constance Penthièvre Duchess Brittany (age 38).
King Philip II of France (age 33) supported Arthur's (age 12) claim to the English throne. In the resulting war Arthur (age 12) was captured, imprisoned and never seen again. Eleanor (age 15) was captured, probably around the same time as Arthur, and imprisoned, more or less, for the remainder of her life, even after King John's death through the reign of King Henry III since she represented a threat to Henry's succession.
On 06 Apr 1250 Hugh Lusignan XI Count Lusignan VI Count La Marche II Count Angoulême (age 29) died. His son Hugh Lusignan XII Count Lusignan VII Count La Marche III Count Angoulême (age 15) succeeded XII Count Lusignan, VII Count La Marche, III Count Angoulême.
On 06 Apr 1255 Theobald "Young" II King Navarre (age 15) and Isabella Capet (age 14) were married. She the daughter of King Louis IX of France (age 40) and Margaret Provence Queen Consort France (age 34). He the son of Theobald IV King Navarre and Margaret Bourbon Queen Consort Navarre (age 38). They were half third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King William "Conqueror" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.
On 06 Apr 1264 the future King Edward "Longshanks" I of England (age 24), Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion (age 30) and Roger Leybourne (age 49) fought for the King at Northampton Castle [Map] during the Battle of Northampton. Simon de Montfort 6th Earl of Leicester 1st Earl Chester (age 56) fought for the rebels with his son Simon "Younger" Montfort (age 24) who was captured.
The King has this day summoned his Council, and stated that London was still infected with sickness; therefore he must avoid it. He thinks that the infection is kept from Wolsey's knowledge, as it was from his when he was there; and notwithstanding the scarceness in the country about Abingdon he is compelled to remain in places thereabouts, as comprised in the bill enclosed. Wolsey is to certify the King whether there are a sufficient number of the Council in attendance on him for the business of the next term, and advises him to leave London when it is over. Will be heartily welcome to the King if he chooses to come. Wishes a train of horses to be appointed betwixt himself and Wolsey every seven hours. Of the noblemen now about the King and their order, the King will remember such communication "concerning some of them" as has been between himself and Wolsey. He wishes to know of the progress of the sickness.—"When I had written thus far the King's grace commanded me to add unto the premises, that both his highness and all his Council doth fear the said sickness now at the beginning of these heats, which be great here considering the time of the year." The Queen said yesterday that she had perfect knowledge of the sickness being in London, and "that, though she be no prophet, yet she would lose her finger if some inconvenient should not ensue unto the King's person if he should at this time repass towards London. Et has ego judico esse causas istius subitæ mutationis1." Sends, by the King's command, the names of all the councillors waiting on him this day. Abingdon, 6 April.
Note 1. Et has ego judico esse causas istius subitæ mutationis ie And these I judge to be the causes of this sudden change.
On 06 Apr 1653 Frederick Louis Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck was born to August Philipp Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (age 40) and Marie Sibylle Nassau Saarbrücken Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.
Pepy's Diary. 06 Apr 1668. Betimes I to Alderman Backewell (age 50), and with him to my Lord Ashly's (age 46), where did a little business about Tangier, and to talk about the business of certificates, wherein, contrary to what could be believed, the King (age 37) and Duke of York (age 34) themselves, in my absence, did call for some of the Commissioners of the Treasury, and give them directions about the business [of the certificates], which I, despairing to do any thing on a Sunday, and not thinking that they would think of it themselves, did rest satisfied, and stayed at home all yesterday, leaving it to do something in this day; but I find that the King (age 37) and Duke of York (age 34) had been so pressing in it, that my Lord Ashly (age 46) was more forward with the doing of it this day, than I could have been. And so I to White Hall with Alderman Backewell (age 50) in his coach, with Mr. Blany; my Lord's Secretary: and there did draw up a rough draught of what order I would have, and did carry it in, and had it read twice and approved of, before my Lord Ashly (age 46) and three more of the Commissioners of the Treasury, and then went up to the Council-chamber, where the Duke of York (age 34), and Prince Rupert (age 48), and the rest of the Committee of the Navy were sitting: and I did get some of them to read it there: and they would have had it passed presently, but Sir John Nicholas desired they would first have it approved by a full Council: and, therefore, a Council Extraordinary was readily summoned against the afternoon, and the Duke of York (age 34) run presently to the King (age 37), as if now they were really set to mind their business, which God grant! So I thence to Westminster, and walked in the Hall and up and down, the House being called over to-day, and little news, but some talk as if the agreement between France and Spain were like to be, which would be bad for us, and at noon with Sir Herbert Price (age 63) to Mr. George Montagu's (age 45) to dinner, being invited by him in the hall, and there mightily made of, even to great trouble to me to be so commended before my face, with that flattery and importunity, that I was quite troubled with it. Yet he is a fine gentleman, truly, and his lady a fine woman; and, among many sons that I saw there, there was a little daughter that is mighty pretty, of which he is infinite fond: and, after dinner, did make her play on the gittar and sing, which she did mighty prettily, and seems to have a mighty musical soul, keeping time with most excellent spirit. Here I met with Mr. Brownlow, my old schoolfellow, who come thither, I suppose, as a suitor to one of the young ladies that were there, and a sober man he seems to be. But here Mr. Montagu (age 45) did tell me how Mr. Vaughan (age 64), in that very room, did say that I was a great man, and had great understanding, and I know not what, which, I confess, I was a little proud of, if I may believe him. Here I do hear, as a great secret, that the King (age 37), and Duke of York (age 34) and Duchesse, and my Baroness Castlemayne (age 27), are now all agreed in a strict league, and all things like to go very current, and that it is not impossible to have my Lord Clarendon (age 59), in time, here again. But I do hear that my Baroness Castlemayne (age 27) is horribly vexed at the late libell1, the petition of the poor whores about the town, whose houses were pulled down the other day. I have got one of them, but it is not very witty, but devilish severe against her and the King (age 37) and I wonder how it durst be printed and spread abroad, which shews that the times are loose, and come to a great disregard of the King (age 37), or Court, or Government.
Note 1. "The Poor Whores' Petition to the most splendid, illustrious, serene and eminent Lady of Pleasure the Countess of Castlemayne (age 27), &c., signed by us, Madam Cresswell and Damaris Page, this present 25th day of March, 1668". This sham petition occasioned a pretended answer, entitled, "The Gracious Answer of the Most Illustrious Lady of Pleasure, the Countess of Castlem.... to the Poor Whores' Petition". It is signed, "Given at our Closset, in King Street, Westminster, die Veneris, April 24, 1668. Castlem...". Compare Evelyn, April 2nd, 1668.
On 06 Apr 1686 Arthur Annesley 1st Earl Annesley (age 71) died. His son James Annesley 2nd Earl Anglesey (age 41) succeeded 2nd Earl Anglesey 2C 1661, 3rd Viscount Valentia 2C 1642, 2nd Baron Annesley Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire. Elizabeth Manners Countess Anglesey (age 32) by marriage Countess Anglesey.
Evelyn's Diary. 06 Apr 1692. A fast. King James (age 58) sends a letter written and directed by his own hand to several of the Privy Council, and one to his daughter (age 29), the Queen Regent, informing them of the Queen (age 33) being ready to be brought to bed, and summoning them to be at the birth by the middle of May, promising as from the French King (age 53), permission to come and return in safety.
On 06 Apr 1696 Charles Beauclerk 2nd Duke St Albans was born to Charles Beauclerk 1st Duke St Albans (age 25) and Diana Vere Duchess St Albans (age 17). He a grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.
Before 06 Apr 1721 Christian August Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg (age 24) and Frederikke Louise Unknown Duchess Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg were married. She the daughter of Frederick Unknown Count Langeland. He the son of Frederick William Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg.
On 06 Apr 1721 Frederick Christian Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg was born to Christian August Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg (age 24) and Frederikke Louise Unknown Duchess Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg.
On 06 Apr 1734 Lucius Charles Carey 7th Viscount Falkland (age 27) and Jane Butler were married.
On 06 Apr 1771 Charles Howard 11th Duke of Norfolk (age 25) and Frances Scudamore Duchess Norfolk (age 21) were married. Frances Scudamore Duchess Norfolk by marriage Duchess Beaufort. Shortly after their marriage she exhibited signs of mental instability from the time of her marriage and spent the rest of her life confined to Holme Lacy House [Map]. He the son of Charles Howard 10th Duke of Norfolk (age 50) and Catherine Brockholes Duchess Norfolk (age 52). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland. NOTEXT
On 06 Apr 1795 Charles Young Garter King of Arms was born.
On 06 Apr 1827 Charles Talbot 15th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 74) died. His nephew John "Good Earl" Talbot 16th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 36) succeeded 16th Earl of Shrewsbury 2C 1442, 16th Earl Waterford. Maria Theresa Talbot Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford by marriage Countess of Shrewsbury Countess Waterford.
On 06 Apr 1852 Frederick Thellusson 4th Baron Rendlesham (age 54) died. His son Frederick William Brook Thellusson 5th Baron Rendlesham (age 12) succeeded 5th Baron Rendlesham of Rendlesham in Suffolk.
On 06 Apr 1909 Basil Sheridan Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood 4th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava was born to Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood 3rd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (age 34).
On 06 Apr 1913 Somerset Lowry-Corry 4th Earl Belmore (age 77) died.
On 06 Apr 1939 John Ian Robert Russell 13th Duke Bedford (age 21) and Clare Bridgman (age 36) were married. His father Hastings William Russell 12th Duke Bedford (age 50) disinherited him as a consequence. He the son of Hastings William Russell 12th Duke Bedford (age 50) and Louisa Crommelin Roberta Jowitt Whitwell Duchess Bedford.
On 06 Apr 1941 Commander Montague Wriothesley Noel (age 48) was killed in action while on Convoy duty in the English channel. HMS Torrent, Surprise, Tornado and Radiant ran into a German minefield, with Torrent striking a German mine. Surprise and Tornado went to rescue Torrent's crew, but Torrent struck a second mine and quickly sank. In an attempt to rescue survivors, Surprise and Tornado also struck mines and sank. Only Radiant was undamaged and picked up the survivors from the three ships. In total, 12 officers and 240 other ranks were killed from the three ships. Only three of Torrent's crew survived, with 68 killed.
Memorial at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map].
On 06 Apr 1946 Brigadier Eric FitzGerald Dillon 19th Viscount Dillon (age 65) died. His son Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Eric Dillon 20th Viscount Dillon (age 34) succeeded 20th Viscount Dillon of Costello Gallen in Mayo.