King_Ferdinand_of_Romania-1118 years ago

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, and eldest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, died of pneumonia on January 14, 1892. He was 28 and was about to be married to Princess Mary of Teck at the time of his death.

117 years ago

On January 10, 1893, Crown Prince Ferdinand of Romania (right) married his distant cousin Princess Marie of Edinburgh in Sigmaringen, Germany. The couple had six children. Prince Ferdinand became King of Romania in 1914, reigning until his death in 1927.

38 years ago

After the death of her father King Frederik IX, Queen Margrethe II ascended to the throne of Denmark on January 14, 1972. She is the first female monarch since Margrethe I, who reigned in the 14th century.

5 years ago

Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, age 77, died on January 10, 2005. She was the eldest daughter of Leopold III and Queen Astrid of Sweden.

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