August 25: Today in Royal History

King Ludwig I of Bavaria; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

August 25, 1270 – Death of King Louis IX of France during his second Crusade in Tunis (Tunisia); buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris
Louis was canonized a saint in 1297. St. Louis, Missouri is named after him.
Wikipedia: King Louis IX of France

August 25, 1482 – Death of Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, at Château de Dampiere in Anjou, France, buried at St. Maurice’s Cathedral in Angers, France
Unofficial Royalty: Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England

August 25, 1530 – Birth of Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible) of Russia, at Kolomenskoye, near Moscow, Russia
Wikipedia: Tsar Ivan IV (the Terrible)

August 25, 1699 – Death of King Christian V of Denmark and Norway in Copenhagen, Denmark after a hunting accident; buried at Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark
Wikipedia: King Christian V of Denmark

August 25, 1707 – Birth of King Louis I of Spain at Buen Retiro Palace in Madrid, Spain
Wikipedia: King Louis I of Spain

August 25, 1786 – Birth of King Ludwig I of Bavaria in Strasbourg (France)
Unofficial Royalty: King Ludwig I of Bavaria

August 25, 1845 – Birth of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Bavaria (Germany)
Unofficial Royalty: King Ludwig II of Bavaria

August 25, 1862 – Death of Mathilde of Bavaria, wife of Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, in Darmstadt (Germany)
Wikipedia: Mathilde of Bavaria

August 25, 1942 – Death of Prince George, Duke of Kent, son of King George V of the United Kingdom and brother of King George VI of the United Kingdom, when a military plane taking him to Iceland, crashed in Scotland, buried at Frogmore, Windsor
George, Duke of Kent is the father of the current Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra of Kent.  Michael was 6 weeks old when his father was killed.
Unofficial Royalty: Prince George, Duke of Kent

August 25, 2001 – Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby at Oslo Cathedral
Unofficial Royalty: Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Unofficial Royalty: Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby