January 1: Today in Royal History

King Louis XII of France; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

January 1, 1204 – Death of King Haakon III of Norway; buried at the old cathedral in Bergen which was demolished in 1531
Wikipedia: King Haakon III of Norway

January 1, 1511 – Birth of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of King Henry VIII of England and Katherine of Aragon, at Richmond Palace, Surrey, England
This is the “New Year’s Prince” that Henry and Katherine had such high hopes for.  Sadly, he lived only until February.
Wikipedia: Henry, Duke of Cornwall

January 1, 1515 – Death of King Louis XII of France at Paris; buried at the Basilica of St. Denis
Unofficial Royalty: King Louis XII of France

January 1, 1516 – Birth of Margareta Leijonhufvud, wife of King Gustav I of Sweden
Wikipedia: Margareta Leijonhufvud, Queen of Sweden

January 1, 1559 – Death of King Christian III of Denmark and Norway at Koldinghus in Kolding, Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark
Wikipedia: King Christian III of Denmark

January 1, 1766 – Death of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, son of King James II of England, at Rome, Italy; buried at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
Unofficial Royalty: James Francis Edward Stuart

January 1, 1836 – Wedding of Maria II, Queen of Portugal and Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary
Unofficial Royalty: Maria II, Queen of Portugal
Unofficial Royalty: Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

January 1, 1881 – Birth of Vajiravudh, Rama VI of Siam (later Thailand), in Bangkok, Siam
Wikipedia: Vajiravudh, King of Siam