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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 22nd January

Today’s posting begins with Edmund Blackadder looky likey and fan of the ruff, Francis Bacon, (not the painter) but Lord Chancellor of England was philosophical about being born in 1561. 441 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 22nd January

Ancient king of the day goes to Charles V of France who started off life as a dolphin, or le Dauphin in 1338. King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway had the ermine cape on standby in 1829. 435 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 20th January

Today’s births paragraph starts with King Sebastian of Portugal and the Algarves, who took on the top job upon his arrival in 1554. Continuing the ancient royal theme, King Charles III of Spain, King Charles VII of Naples and Charles V of Sicily whilst also being Duke of Parma and Piacenza on his days off, led the way in 1716. 554 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 19th January

Ancient royal of the week who also happens to start today’s posting goes to King France (for all of 17 months) and King Consort of Scotland – Francis II started feeling a little ruff in 1544. 381 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 18th January

Today, we start the births paragraph with founder of thesaurus named after him, yes, Peter Mark Roget was born, delivered, hatched etc in 1779. Inventor of barbed wire, Joseph Glidden had a smooth exit in 1813. 437 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 17th January

Whilst not having mentioned any Popes for a few days, here we see Pope Saint Pius V set things straight, despite entering the world as Antonio Ghislieri in 1504. 534 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 16th January

We start today’s posting with Norwegian of the day, author Dorothe Englebretsdatter’s parents sang their daughters praise from 1634. King Francis II of the Two Sicilies started to rule the house in 1836. 579 more words

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