August 9: Today in Royal History

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom; Photo Credit – http://www.rbkc.gov.uk

August, 9, 1250 – Murder of King Eric IV of Denmark on the Bay of the Schlei near Gottorf Castle in Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany); buried at St. Bendt’s Church in Ringsted, Denmark
Wikipedia: King Eric IV of Denmark

August 9, 1669 – Birth of Eudoxia Feodorovna Lopukhina, first wife of Tsar Peter I (the Great) of Russia, in Moscow, Russia
Wikipedia: Eudoxia Feodorovna Lopukhina

August 9, 1696 – Birth of Prince Josef Wenzel Karl of Liechtenstein in Prague (Czech Republic)
Wikipedia: Prince Josef Wenzel Karl of Liechtenstein

August 9, 1847 – Birth of Maria Vittoria del Pozzo della Cisterna, wife of King Amadeo I of Spain, in Paris, France
Wikipedia: Maria Vittoria del Pozzo della Cisterna

August 9, 1899 – Death of Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, son of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, in Abbas Tuman, Caucasus, Russia; buried at the Fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Petersburg, Russia
Wikipedia: Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia

August 9, 1901 – Wedding of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia and Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg in St. Petersburg, Russia
The marriage was was annulled in 1916.
Wikipedia: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
Wikipedia: Duke Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg

August 9, 1902 – Coronation of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom after a six week delay due to his emergency appendectomy
Edward’s wife Alexandra of Denmark was crowned with him.
Unofficial Royalty: King Edward VII of the United Kingdom
Unofficial Royalty: Guts and Glory: Edward VII’s Appendix and the Coronation that Never Was

August 9, 1928 – Death of Friedrich II, Grand Duke of Baden in Badenweiler (Germany)
Wikipedia: Friedrich II, Grand Duke of Baden