29 Apr is in April.
On 29 Apr 1424 Archibald Douglas 1st Duke Touraine (age 52) was created 1st Duke Touraine by Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 21); he was the first non-Frenchman to be appiinted Duke in France. Charles had also appointed him Lieutenant General in the waging of war in the Kingdom of France. Margaret Stewart Duchess Touraine by marriage Duchess Touraine.
On 29 Apr 1548 Francis II Duke Guise (age 29) and Anna d'Este (age 16) were married in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. They had seven children. He the son of Claude Lorraine 1st Duke Guise (age 51) and Antoinette Bourbon Duchess of Guise (age 55). They were third cousin once removed.
On 29 Apr 1587 the English fleet commanded by Francis Drake (age 47) entered the Bay of Cádiz Spain in the evening to discover sixty Spanish and twenty French ships. The Spanish ships, under the command of Pedro de Acuña, sailed out to meet the English fleet but were forced to retire back to Cadiz before the superiority of the English. Gun positions on the shore opened fire, shelling the English fleet from the coast with little effect. During the night of the 29th and all the following day and night the battle raged in the bay. At dawn on 1 May, the English withdrew having destroyed around thirty-two Spanish ships, with a combined capacity of 10,000 tons, and captured four other ships, laden with provisions.
Elaborate canopied Jacobean Hooded Monument of alabaster, the effigies one above the other, with the figures of four sons and five daughters below. The canopy is supported by bedesmen in black gowns, and is surmounted by figures of Faith, Hope, and Charity. Above is an inscribed panel surrounded by books on end and various linked symbols with winged cherubs above. Large caryatids representing hooded bedesmen to left and right. Arch above with 3 standing figures and 2 hour-glasses on sculls.
Mary Beale: Around 1582 she was born to Robert Beale (age 41).
On 29 Apr 1656 William Hamilton Duke Hamilton (age 21) and Anne Hamilton 3rd Duchess Hamilton (age 24) were married. She by marriage Countess Selkirk. He by marriage Duke Hamilton. She the daughter of James Hamilton 1st Duke Hamilton and Mary Feilding Duchess Hamilton. He the son of William Douglas 1st Marquess Douglas (age 67) and Mary Gordon Marchioness Douglas (age 56). They were third cousins.
Pepy's Diary. 29 Apr 1667. Up, being visited very early by Creed newly come from Hinchingbrooke, who went thither without my knowledge, and I believe only to save his being taxed by the Poll Bill. I did give him no very good countenance nor welcome, but took occasion to go forth and walked (he with me) to St. Dunstan's, and thence I to Sir W. Coventry's (age 39), where a good while with him, and I think he pretty kind, but that the nature of our present condition affords not matter for either of us to be pleased with any thing. We discoursed of Carcasse, whose Lord, he tells me, do make complaints that his clerk should be singled out, and my Lord Berkeley (age 65) do take his part. So he advises we would sum up all we have against him and lay it before the Duke of York (age 33); he condemned my Lord Bruncker (age 47).
On 29 Apr 1688 Frederick William "Great Elector" Hohenzollern Elector Brandenburg (age 68) died.
On 29 Apr 1697 John Hamilton-Leslie 9th Earl of Rothes (age 18) and Jean Hay were married. She the daughter of John Hay 2nd Marquess Teviotdale (age 52) and Mary Maitland Marchioness Teviotdale. He the son of Charles Hamilton 5th Earl Haddington and Margaret Leslie 8th Countess Rothes and Haddington. They were half third cousin once removed.
Evelyn's Diary. 29 Apr 1699. I dined with the Archbishop (age 62); but my business was to get him to persuade the King (age 48) to purchase the late Bishop of Worcester's (deceased) library, and build a place for his own library at St. James's, in the Park, the present one being too small.
After 29 Apr 1714. St Michael's Church, Stowe Nine Churches [Map]. Monument to Thomas Turner (deceased). Sculpted by Thomas Stayner (age 49). Baldachin. Drapery. Baroque. The figure on the left is Faith who holds a model of a circular church. The figure on the right is Thomas Turner (deceased). Segmental Pediment. Moulded Cornice.
Thomas Turner: In 1645 he was born to Thomas Turner Dean of Canterbury (age 54) and Margaret Windebank. On 29 Apr 1714 Thomas Turner (age 69) died.
On 29 Apr 1746 William Flower 1st Baron Castle Durrow (age 61) died. He was buried at Finglas, County Dublin.
On 29 Apr 1766 Nicholas Vansittart 1st Baron Bexley was born to Henry Vansittart Governor of Bengal (age 33).
On 29 Apr 1817 Hugh Percy 3rd Duke Northumberland (age 32) and Charlotte Herbert Duchess Northumberland (age 29) were married at Northumberland aka Suffolk House Strand. She the daughter of Edward Clive 1st Earl Powis (age 63) and Henrietta Antonia Herbert 3rd Countess Powis (age 58). He the son of Hugh Percy 2nd Duke Northumberland (age 74) and Frances Julia Burrell Duchess Northumberland (age 64). She a great x 4 granddaughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.
On 29 Apr 1831 Charles Clifford Clifford 6th Baron Clifford Chudleigh (age 72) died. His son Charles Clifford 7th Baron Clifford Chudleigh (age 40) succeeded 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh in Devon.
On 29 Apr 1846 George Egerton 2nd Earl Ellesmere (age 22) and Mary Louisa Campbell Countess Ellesmere (age 21) were married. She the daughter of John Campbell 1st Earl Cawdor (age 55) and Elizabeth Thynne Countess Cawdor (age 51). He the son of Francis Egerton 1st Earl Ellesmere (age 46) and Harriet Greville Countess Ellesmere (age 43). They were second cousin once removed.
On 29 Apr 1847 James Brownlow William Gascoyne-Cecil 2nd Marquess Salisbury (age 56) and Mary Catherine Sackville-West Marchioness Salisbury (age 22) were married. She by marriage Marchioness Salisbury in Wiltshire. The difference in their ages was 33 years. She the daughter of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 55) and Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr (age 51). He the son of James Cecil 1st Marquess Salisbury and Mary Amelia Hill Marchioness Salisbury.
On 29 Apr 1851 Charles Christopher Pepys 1st Earl of Cottenham (age 70) died. His son Charles Edward Pepys 2nd Earl of Cottenham (age 26) succeeded 2nd Earl of Cottenham, 2nd Viscount Crowhurst of Crowhurst in Surrey, 2nd Baron Cottenham of Cottenham in Cambridgshire, 4th Baronet Pepys of Wimpole Street, 5th Baronet Pepys of Brook Street.
On 29 Apr 1854 Henry William Paget 1st Marquess Anglesey (age 85) died. His son Henry Paget 2nd Marquess Anglesey (age 56) succeeded 2nd Marquess Anglesey, 3rd Earl Uxbridge 2C 1784, 5th Baronet Bayly of Plas Newydd in Anglesey. Henrietta Bagot Marchioness Anglesey by marriage Marchioness Anglesey.
On 29 Apr 1875 Rowland Hill aka Clegg-Hill 3rd Viscount Hill (age 41) and Isabella Elizabeth Wynn Viscountess Hill (age 30) were married. She by marriage Viscountess Hill of Hawkestone and Hardwicke in Shropshire.
On 29 Apr 1890 Hermit (age 26) died at Blankney Hall. His skeleton was given to the Royal College of Vetinary Surgeons. A hoof was presented to the Prince of Wales who had it fashioned into an ink-stand, writing:
My Dear Harry (age 49) — How kind of you to have sent me the hoof of dear old ! so prettily mounted, which I shall always greatly value and constantly use as an inkstand.
I am also very much touched by the kind expressions in your letter wishing me good luck with my racehorses. Though I can never expect to have the good fortune which attended the Dukes of Portland and Westminster, still I hope with patience to win one or more of the classic races with a horse bred by myself. I sincerely hope you may yet be able to come to Goodwood for a part of the time, at any rate.
Thanking you again for your kind remembrance of me and giving me so interesting a souvenir of your "best friend"
From yours very sincerely,
Albert Edward (age 48).
P.S.—I shall always take the shoe about with me.
On 29 Apr 1892 Alexander Hood 3rd Baronet (age 73) died at his home St Audries House, West Quantoxhead. His son Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood 1st Baron St Audries (age 38) succeeded 4th Baronet Hood of Tidlake in Surrey. Mildred Rose Evelyn Eveleigh-de-Moleyns Baroness St Audries by marriage Lady Hood of Tidlake in Surrey.
On 29 Apr 1899 Thomas Brand 3rd Viscount Hampden (age 30) and Katharine Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (age 24) were married. She the daughter of William Scott 6th Duke Buccleuch 8th Duke Queensberry (age 67) and Louisa Jane Hamilton Duchess Buccleuch and Queensbury (age 62). They were third cousin once removed. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.
On 29 Apr 1901 Percy Barrington 8th Viscount Barrington (age 76) died. His son William Bulkeley Barrington 9th Viscount Barrington (age 53) succeeded 9th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass in County Down, 8th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass in County Down, 3rd Baron Shute of Beckett in Berkshire. Mary Isabella Bogue Viscountess Barrington (age 53) by marriage Viscountess Barrington of Ardglass in County Down.
On 29 Apr 1909 Leopold Guy Greville 6th Earl Warwick 6th Earl Brooke (age 26) and Elfrida Marjorie Eden Countess Warwick and Brooke (age 22) were married. He the son of Francis Greville 5th Earl Warwick 5th Earl Brooke (age 56) and Frances Evelyn "Daisy" Maynard Countess Warwick (age 47).
On 18 May 1933 Hugh Paston Mack died.
On 23 Dec 1917 Lieutenant Commander Ralph Michael Mack (age 34) was killed in action when his destoyer Tornado was mined.
Rear-Admiral Philip John Mack: On 06 Oct 1892 he was born to Major Philip Paston Mack (age 38). On 15 Sep 1905 Rear-Admiral Philip John Mack (age 12) joined the Royal Navy as a naval cadet at the Osborne and Britannia Royal Naval Colleges. On 09 Aug 1910 Rear-Admiral Philip John Mack (age 17) was posted to the battlecruiser Indomitable as a midshipman, transferring to the cruiser Amethyst on 15 Jul 1913 having been promoted to sub-lieutenant on 15 Jun 1913.
On 29 Apr 1936 Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild 4th Baron Rothschild was born to Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild 3rd Baron Rothschild (age 25).
On 29 Apr 1939 John Sutherland Egerton 6th Duke Sutherland (age 23) and Diana Evelyn Percy Countess Ellesmere (age 21) were married. She the daughter of Alan Ian Percy 8th Duke Northumberland and Helen Gordon-Lennox Duchess Northumberland (age 52). He the son of John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton 4th Earl Ellesmere (age 66) and Violet Lambton Countess Ellesmere (age 58). They were fourth cousins.
On 29 Apr 1974 Brian Robertson 1st Baron Robertson of Oakridge (age 77) died.
On 29 Apr 2004 John Patrick Edward Chandos Henniker-Major 8th Baron Henniker (age 88) died. His son Mark Ian Philip Chandos Henniker-Major 9th Baron Henniker (age 56) succeeded 9th Baron Henniker of Stratford upon Slaney in County Wicklow, 10th Baronet Major of Worlingsworth Hall in Suffolk.
On 29 Apr 2011 William Windsor Prince of Wales (age 28) and Catherine Middleton Princess of Wales (age 29) were married. She by marriage Duchess Cambridge. He the son of King Charles III (age 62) and Diana Spencer Princess Wales. He a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Ralph Percy 12th Duke of Northumberland (age 54) and Isobel Jane Richard Duchess of Northumberland (age 52) attended.