August 22: Today in Royal History

King Leopold II of Belgium and Marie Henriette of Austria; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

August 22, 1350 – Death of King Philip VI of France at Nogent-le-Roi in Eure-et-Loir, France; buried at St. Denis Basilica near Paris
Wikipedia: King Philip VI of France

August 22, 1358 – Death of Isabella of France, wife of King Edward II of England, at Castle Rising in Norfolk, England, buried at Grey Friars Church in Newgate, London, England
Unofficial Royalty: Isabella of France, Queen of England

August 22, 1485 – Death of King Richard III of England at the Battle of Bosworth Field; Henry Tudor becomes King Henry VII of England
Unofficial Royalty: Richard III: Lost and Found
Unofficial Royalty: Richard III of England
Wikipedia: Henry VII of England

August 22, 1642 – English Civil War begins when King Charles I of England calls Parliament and its soldiers traitors and raises his standard against the Parliamentarian Army in Nottingham
Wikipedia: English Civil War

August 22, 1658 – Birth of Johann Ernst IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in Gotha, Saxe-Gotha (Germany)
Wikipedia: Johann Ernst IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

August 22, 1705 – Wedding of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach at Schloss Herrenhausen in Hanover (Germany)
Unofficial Royalty: King George II of Great Britain
Unofficial Royalty: Caroline of Ansbach, Queen of Great Britain

August 22, 1853 – Wedding of King Leopold II of the Belgians and Marie Henriette of Austria
Unofficial Royalty: King Leopold II of the Belgians
Unofficial Royalty: Marie-Henriette of Austria

August 22, 1860 – Birth of Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, second wife of Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, in Trebschen, Prussia (Poland)
Full name: Eleonore Caroline Gasparine Louise
Unofficial Royalty: Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz

August 22, 1878 – Death of Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, fourth wife of Ferdinand VII of Spain, at Le Havre, France; buried at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real in Spain
Unofficial Royalty: Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain

August 22, 1893 – Death of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at Reinhardsbrunn Castle in Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Germany); buried at Moritzkirche in Coburg (Germany)
Ernest was the brother of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband.
Unofficial Royalty: Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha