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Today in 1209, Otto IV of Germany was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Innocent III. Otto was a grandchild of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, by their daughter, Matilda. Six years after being crowned, the same Pope would excommunicate Otto over a dispute with his brother.
Our first birthday belongs to George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence in 1449. George was the younger brother of Edward IV and Richard III. George famously switched loyalties during the Wars of the Roses between his brothers and Henry VI. He would not survive the war.
The other birthday we have today is a not-so-dead one, and belongs to Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, born in 1969. He is the heir apparent to his father, King Hamad bin Isal Al Khalifa.
And our one death of note today is that of Charles VI of France in 1422. Called both the Beloved and the Mad by his people, Charles had spent most of his reign at odds with England and Burgundy. His daughter married Henry V of England and upon his death, his grandson by them, the future Henry VI was named King of France as well. The younger Henry probably inherited his grandfather’s mental illness.
Have a great day!!

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