August 23: Today in Royal History

King Louis XVI of France; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

August 23, 1740 – Birth Tsar Ivan VI of Russia in St. Petersburg, Russia
Wikipedia: Tsar Ivan VI of Russia

August 23, 1754 – Birth of King Louis XVI of France at the Palace of Versailles
Unofficial Royalty: King Louis XVI of France

August 23, 1836 – Birth of Marie Henriette of Austria, wife of King Leopold II of the Belgians, at Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary
Unofficial Royalty: Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians

August 23, 1945 – Death of Stéphanie of Belgium, Crown Princess of Austria at the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma in Hungary; buried the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma in Hungary with her second husband
Stéphanie was the wife of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria who committed suicide with his mistress at Mayerling, his hunting lodge outside of Vienna, Austria.
Unofficial Royalty: Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Crown Princess of Austria

August 23, 1951- Birth of Lisa Najeeb Halaby, Queen Noor of Jordan, fourth wife of King Hussein I of Jordan, in Washington, DC
Unofficial Royalty: Queen Noor of Jordan