Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-18

  • Great day of filming in medieval Japan. The sword fights look amazing! I will post some pictures this week #
  • 1213 – Albigensian Crusade: Battle of Muret: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II, King of Aragon #
  • Battle of Muret: Peter II was unhorsed during a cavalry charge, cried out ‘I am the King!’ and was quickly struck down and killed #
  • Battle of Muret: After Peter II was killed his forces retreated in panic #
  • Born today in 1492; Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino #
  • Died today in 1362; Pope Innocent VI #
  • Born today in 1494; Francis I, King of France #
  • @Elkinator They are a crazy family and had their hands in everything! in reply to Elkinator #
  • Born today in 1475; Cesare Borgia, Italian aristocrat #
  • Born today in 1087; John II Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor #
  • I saw it on the internet, it must be true! RT @tudortutor #PeopleNeedToStop spreading the rumour that Anne Boleyn had an extra finger!! #
  • Died today in 891; Pope Stephen V #
  • Born today in 1388; Claudius Clavus, Danish geographer, considered to be the first Nordic cartographer #
  • Died today in 775; Constantine V, Byzantine Emperor #
  • Died today in 1214; Albert Avogadro, Italian patriarch of Jerusalem #
  • Died today in 1321; Dante Alighieri, Italian poet #
  • The Divine Comedy, by Dante, describes his journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso) #
  • @Mori_Irvine the feel good novel of the year! in reply to Mori_Irvine #
  • Died today in 1404; Albert IV, Duke of Austria #
  • 1440 – Gilles de Rais is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes #
  • Gilles de Rais was a Breton knight, a leader in the French army and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc #
  • Gilles de Rais is most famous, or infamous for being one of the earliest serial killers, killing over 150 children #
  • Gilles de Rais was executed by hanging in October 1440 #
  • Died today in 1231: Louis I, Duke of Bavaria #
  • Born today in 1486: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist #
  • "Nothing is concealed from the wise and sensible, while the unbelieving and unworthy cannot learn the secrets." ~Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa #
  • @ChristyEnglish @gisellevirginia look what I picked up… this weekend will be spent with the Queen! in reply to ChristyEnglish #
  • 1400 – Owain Glyndwr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers. He is the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales #
  • Born today in 1386: Henry V, King of England #
  • Died today in 1380: Charles V, King of France #
  • Born today in 879: Charles III "The Simple", King of France #
  • Died today in 1179: Hildegard of Bingen, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, German Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath #
  • Hildegard was never canonized but appears in the Roman Martyrology and the calendar of saints, officially: the Blessed Hildegard of Bingen #
  • Hildegard of Bingen is also commemorated in astronomy with the asteroid 898 Hildegard #



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