Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-21

  • Died today in 1167; Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne #
  • Died today in 1040; Duncan I "the Diseased", King of Scotland #
  • Died today in 1433; John I "the Good", King of Portugal #
  • Died today in 1464; Pope Pius II #
  • 982 – Battle of Capo Colonna: Holy Roman Emperor Otto II is defeated by the Saracens #
  • 1057 – King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada #
  • Died today in 1057; Macbeth, King of Scotland #
  • 1248 – The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men, is laid #
  • 1483 – Pope Sixtus IV consecrates the Sistine Chapel #
  • Died today in 1369; Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England #
  • Born today in 1171; Alfonso IX, King of Leon #
  • Born today in 1355; Countess Philippa Plantagenet of Ulster #
  • Died today in 1445; Margaret of Scotland, consort of Louis XI #
  • @madmonarchs Duncan had scrofula, a form of TB in reply to madmonarchs #
  • After a 26 hour, 1,300 mile drive we are back at Archives HQ… now it's back to work! #
  • Born today in 1473; Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York #
  • Died today in 1153; Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England #
  • Born today in 1342; Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria, second daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and Blanche of Valois #
  • great! shot! RT @medievalist1: a pic i took of Lincoln Cathedral, viewed from the walls oh Lincoln Castle #medieval pic.twitter.com/YD4SbgI #
  • Died today in 1186; Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany #
  • Died today in 1245; Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence #
  • Died today in 1493; Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor #
  • Died today in 1284; Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England #
  • Born today in 1398; Don Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet #
  • Died today in 1297; Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop #
  • Saint Louis was appointed the Bishop of Toulouse position at the age of 22 #
  • Saint Louis of Toulouse died 6 months later at the age of 23 #
  • Saint Louis of Toulouse was canonized by John XXII on 7 April 1317 #
  • Saint Louis of Toulouse is the patron saint of Valencia and the Spanish Franciscan mission in Alta California, San Luis Obispo de Tolosa #
  • 1308 – Pope Clement V pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy #
  • Pope Clement V pardoned Jacques de Molay three years after de Molay was burned at the stake #
  • @Medievalists Happy birthday PK! #
  • 1391 – Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order #
  • Died today in 984; Pope John XIV #
  • CORRECTION: Pope Clement pardoned de Molay BEFORE his death, however, King Philip IV still burned him at the stake, sorry for the confusion #
  • @madmonarchs you are correct. I should never tweet before the second cup of coffee!! Thanks! in reply to madmonarchs #

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