Monday, June 13, 2011

History Trivia

June 13, 323 BC Alexander the Great died of a fever in Babylon at age 33. 37 AD Gnaeus Julius Agricola was born. He was a Roman general noted for conquering all of England and part of Scotland from AD 77-84. 49 AD Pope Leo I, The Great, presented his Tome, affirming the reality of the two natures of Christ human and divine to Flavian, the Bishop of Constantinople. 313 The 'Edict of Milan' was proclaimed, ending the persecution of Christians across the Roman empire. 823 Charles I (the Bald) was born. He was the Grandson of Charlemagne who with his two half brothers divided Charlemagne's empire into three parts, with Charles becoming the first king of France in AD 843-877. 1249 Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots. 1373Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force. 1525 Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns. 1625 King Charles I married Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France.

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