Earlier this month over on Twitter, we started an #OnThisDay series, which every day highlights an individual associated with an important medieval event and gives a link to the relevant Dictionary entry for that person’s given name. Here’s a summary of the September onomastic calendar:
- September 22: Anne of Cleves, future wife of Henry VIII, was born in 1515.
- September 23: Yolande of Valois was born in 1434.
- September 24: Ralph de Stafford was born in 1301.
- September 25: Louis III of Naples was born in 1403.
- September 26: William II of England was crowned king in 1087.
- September 27: Ermentrude, queen of the Franks, was born in 823.
- September 28: Gertrude, queen of Hungary, was murdered in 1213.
- September 29: Margaret, queen of Scots, was born in 1240.
- September 30: Yaroslav II, grand prince of Vladimir, died in 1246.
We’ll do a similar summary at the end of each month.