October 12: Today in Royal History

Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

October 12, 1459 – Lancastrians score a victory at the Battle of Ludford Bridge in the Wars of the Roses
Wikipedia: Battle of Ludford Bridge

October 12, 1537 – Birth of King Edward VI of England at Hampton Court Palace
Unofficial Royalty: King Edward VI of England

October 12, 1664 – Birth of Praskovia Fyodorovna Saltykova, wife of Tsar Ivan V of Russia
Wikipedia: Praskovia Fyodorovna Saltykova

October 12, 1730 – Death of King Frederik IV of Denmark and Norway; at Odense Palace in Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark
Wikipedia: King Frederik IV of Denmark

October 12, 1798 – Birth of King Pedro IV of Portugal/Emperor Pedro I of Brazil at Queluz Palace in Lisbon, Portugal
Wikipedia: Emperor Pedro I of Brazil

October 12, 1810 – Wedding of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
The public was invited to attend the event which became an annual celebration later known as Oktoberfest.
Unofficial Royalty: King Ludwig I of Bavaria
Unofficial Royalty: Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Queen of Bavaria
Unofficial Royalty: Oktoberfest’s Royal Connection

October 12, 1837 –Death of Wilhelmine of Prussia, wife of King Willem I of the Netherlands, at Noordeinde Palace in the Hague, the Netherlands; buried at Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, the Netherlands
Unofficial Royalty: Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands

October 12, 1894 – Birth of Elisabeth of Romania, wife of King George II of Greece, at Peleş Castle in Sinaia, Romania
Unofficial Royalty: Elisabeth of Romania, Queen of Greece