Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-06

  • R.I.P. 1240 – Pelagio Galvani, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano #
  • R.I.P. 1384 – Louis II of Flanders #
  • welcome to all the new followers this week. Swing by the website to see what medieval history is in the news. http://www.medievalarchvies.com #
  • R.I.P. 1030 – William V, Duke of Aquitaine #
  • its 11pm, -10° F and the furnace just crapped out! At least in the Middle Ages there were no freezing pipes to worry about… #
  • 1327 – Edward III is crowned King of England at age 15, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer #
  • 1411 – The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights #
  • Happy Birthday 1261 – Walter de Stapledon, English bishop #
  • R.I.P. 1248 – Henry II, Duke of Brabant #
  • Happy Birthday 1459 – Conrad Celtes, German scholar #
  • R.I.P. 1328 – King Charles IV 'the Fair' of France #
  • @wuhstry And they were rarely flattering… The Bald, the Fat, The Mad. It isn't easy being king… in reply to wuhstry #
  • 1461 – The Battle of Mortimer's Cross: takes place in Herefordshire, England during the Wars of the Roses #
  • R.I.P. 1461 – Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England; executed after the Battle of Mortimer's Cross #
  • 506 – Visigoth King Alaric II promulgates The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum) a collection of Roman law #
  • Happy Birthday 1208 – James I of Aragon http://twitpic.com/3vnv4x #
  • R.I.P. 1250 – King Erik Eriksson 'the Lame' of Sweden #
  • 1032 – Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy #
  • 962 – Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years #
  • Happy Birthday 1455 – King John of Denmark #
  • R.I.P. 1294 – Louis II, Duke of Bavaria #
  • Castle wallpaper to spruce up your desktop http://bit.ly/11tZUw #
  • R.I.P. 619 – Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • 1377 – Cesena Bloodbath: More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops #
  • Happy Birthday 1338 – Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France #
  • R.I.P. 699 – Saint Werburgh, patron saint of Chester #
  • 1451 – Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire #
  • R.I.P. 1014 – King Sweyn I 'Forkbeard' of Denmark #
  • R.I.P. 1399 – John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster #
  • 1112 – Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states #
  • R.I.P. 1468 – Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher; 1st to use movable type and inventor of the printing press #
  • 1454 – Thirteen Years' War: the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Teutonic Grand Master #
  • R.I.P. 708 – Pope Sisinnius http://twitpic.com/3wal5i #
  • R.I.P. 869 – Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs #
  • R.I.P. 856 – Rabanus Maurus, Bishop of Mainz #

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