September 12: Today in Royal History

King Francis I of France; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

September 12, 1348 – Death of Jeanne de Bourgogne from the plague, first wife of King Philip VI of France, at Paris; buried at the Basilica of Saint Denis near Paris
Wikipedia: Jeanne de Bourgogne

September 12, 1369 – Death of Blanche of Lancaster from the plague, first wife of John of Gaunt, mother of King Henry IV of England, at Bolingbroke Castle, Lindsey; buried at Old St Paul’s Cathedral in London
Unofficial Royalty: Blanche of Lancaster

September 12, 1494 – Birth of King Francis I of France at the Château de Cognac in France
Wikipedia: King Francis I of France

September 12, 1612 – Death of Tsar Vasili IV of Russia in Gostynin (Poland); buried at Archangel Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
Wikipedia: Tsar Vasili IV of Russia

September 12, 1683 – Death of King Afonso VI of Portugal at Royal Palace of Sintra; buried at Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, Portugal
Wikipedia: King Afonso VI of Portugal

September 12, 1739 – Death of Ernst Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in Gotha (Germany)
Wikipedia: Ernst Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

September 12, 1837 – Birth of Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine, husband of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, in Darmstadt (Germany)
Full name: Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Karl
Unofficial Royalty: Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine

September 12, 1917 – Death of Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, second wife of Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, at Euxinograd Palace, near Varna, Bulgaria; buried in the cemetery at Boyana Church near Sofia, Bulgaria
Unofficial Royalty: Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz

September 12, 1938 – Death of Prince Arthur of Connaught, son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and grandson of Queen Victoria, at 41 Belgrave Square, London; buried at Frogmore, Windsor
Prince Arthur married his first cousin once removed Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife.
Unofficial Royalty: Prince Arthur of Connaught