Monarchy Forum
Register Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 3 of 38      Prev   1   2   3   4   5   6   Next   »
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #31 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYMonarchist

Andree de Jongh, Belgian Countess, died yesterday. She was born on November 30, 1916 when her nation was under German occupation during the First World War. She became a hero of the Belgian Resistance during the early 1940s, helping hundreds of Allied soldiers escape to Gibraltar along the Comet Line. She was liberated by American troops from Ravensbruck concentration camp in April 1945, where she had ended up after being captured by the Gestapo in January of '44. May God commend her soul to Heaven.

UPDATE: She was created a Countess by His Majesty King Baudouin I of the Belgians in 1985. She also received the Unted States Medal of Fredom as well as the George Medal from His Majesty King George VI of the United Kingdom.


__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #32 

High Well Born Rudiger Freiherr von Wechmar has died. He was born in Berlin on November 15, 1923, and died on October 17, 2007 in Munich. He served as President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1980-1981, after having served as West German ambassador to the United Nations since 1974. He also represented West Germany as President of the Security Council in 1977 and again in 1978. He leaves behind a wife and three children.


__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #33 

Peter Oliver, Baron Oliver of Aylmerton, died on Wednesday at the age of 86. He is survived by a wife of twenty years, Wendy Anne Lloyd Jones, and by two children from his first marriage. He was born on March 7, 1921, and was created a life peer in 1986 as Baron Oliver of Aylmerton, of Aylmerton in the County of Norfolk upon his becoming a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.


__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
BaronVonServers

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 11,968
Reply with quote  #34 
Are 'lifers' generally considered to be a true part of the nobility?

__________________
"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas"

I am NOT an authorized representative of my Government.

Learn more about the Dominion of British West Florida at http://dbwf.net
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #35 
Moira Lister, Vicomtesse d'Orthez, died Saturday at the age of 84. She was born on August 6, 1923 in Cape Town, back when South Africa was still under the rule of the British Crown.

Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moira_Lister
(Baron, you might want to edit the article a little bit. Frnech language skills will be required.)

__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
BaronVonServers

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 11,968
Reply with quote  #36 
Grandpa Gay, some French he knew, alas, mine is only 8th grade (30 years ago)....

__________________
"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas"

I am NOT an authorized representative of my Government.

Learn more about the Dominion of British West Florida at http://dbwf.net
George7

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 278
Reply with quote  #37 

I do not see any French.The Link is all in English.

KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #38 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George7

I do not see any French.The Link is all in English.

There's links to articles on the French Wikipedia.


__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #39 

Maurice Noel Leon Couve de Murville, former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, died Saturday at the age of 78 in West Sussex. He was born in St.-Germain-en-Laye on June 27th, 1929, and was a cousin of future French Prime Minister Monsieur Couve de Murville, of the French nobility. He was first ordained a priest of the Diocese of Southwark by its bishop, Father Cowderoy, on June 29th, 1957, on the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul. He served as a curate of St. Anselm's in Dartford from 1957 to 1960, followed by a year as curate in St. Joseph's in Brighton. He was the Priest-in-Charge of St. Francis in Moulescoomb from 1961 to 1964. Also in 1961, he became chaplain at the University of Sussex, and served until Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee. In that year, he was appointed a chaplain at Cambridge University, where he served until his appointment as Archbishop of Birmingham, which was announced by the Holy See on January 22, 1982. He retired from his ecclesiastical post in 1999 for health reasons. May God commend his soul to Heaven.


__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #40 

Major-General Lord Michael Fitzalan-Howard, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Military Cross, died this past Friday at the age of 91.

He was born as Michael Fitzalan-Howard on October 22, 1916. In 1924, he became known as The Honourable Michael Fitzalan-Howard upon the succession of his father, Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, as 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop. In 1975, his elder brother, Miles Stapleton-Fitzalan-Howard became the 17th Duke of Norfolk, and Mr. Fitzalan-Howard and his siblings were granted the rank of younger sons and daughters of a duke that same year. This entitled him to be known as Lord Michael Fitzalan-Howard.

From 1968 to 1971, he served as General Officer Commanding London District and also as Major-General Commanding the Household Division. In 1972, he was appointed Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, in which post he served faithfully until 1981. In 1999, he became Extra Equerry to the Queen, a post which his death has left vacant.

He has been thrice married, and outlived his first two wives, as well as his elder brother the 17th Duke of Norfolk. He is survived by his third wife, and appears to have had no issue with any of his wives.

UPDATE: His Wikipedia article has been updated. Please refer to that for more information about the late noble-commoner.


__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #41 
Stephen Fumio Cardinal Hamao, the third son of Viscount Shiro Hamao, died yesterday at the age of 77. He was born in Tokyo on March 9, 1930, to Viscount Shiro Hamao of the Japanese nobility(whose abolition I do not accept).

He was educated first in Japan, and then studied at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, before being ordained a priest on December 21st, 1957. After his ordination, he returned to Japan, where he served as secretary to the Cardinal Archbishop of Tokyo, secretary of the archdiocesan liturgical commission, and also as parish priest of St. Mary's Cathedral in Tokyo.

In 1970, he was appointed titular bishop of Oreto (wherever the hell that is) and an auxiliary bishop of Tokyo by H.H. Pope Paul VI. On October 30, 1979, Pope John Paul II appointed Fr. Hamao Bishop of Yokohama, in which post he faithfully served until June 15, 1998. On said date, the aforementioned Pope named Hamao President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants, and Bishop Hamao was raised to the rank of Archbishop.

He was created a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II in the consistory of October 21st, 2003, and was named Cardinal Deacon of San Giovanni Bosco in Via Tuscolana. He participated in the 2005 papal conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, and I have no clue whom Cardinal Hamao voted for.

__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #42 
Victor Alexander Cooke, Baron Cooke of Islandreagh, OBE, died on November 13, 2007, at the age of 87. He was invested with the Order of the British Empire as an Officer in 1981. He was created a life peer as Baron Cooke of Islandreagh, of Islandreagh in the County of Antrim, on August 11th, 1992, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

He was a member of the Ulster Unionist Party and served as a Senator of the Parliament of Northern Ireland from 1961 to 1968. He served as Deputy Lieutenant of Country Antrim from 1970 to 1996.

He married Miss Alison Sheila Casement in 1951, and had three children with her. Their names are Michael, James, and Sally. His wife and his three children survive him.

__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #43 
Nigel Cyprian Bridge, Baron Bridge of Harwich, of Harwich in the County of Essex, died on November 20th, 2007.

In 1944 he married Miss Margaret Swinbank and had two daughters and a son with her.

He served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary between 1980 and 1992.

__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
BaronVonServers

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 11,968
Reply with quote  #44 
Again I ask,
Are 'lifers' really to be considered as nobility, baronetcies aren't (they the title is inheritable), but I'm not sure about the status of a Life Peer as 'Noble'.


__________________
"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas"

I am NOT an authorized representative of my Government.

Learn more about the Dominion of British West Florida at http://dbwf.net
KYMonarchist

Registered:
Posts: 4,853
Reply with quote  #45 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BaronVonServers
Again I ask,
Are 'lifers' really to be considered as nobility, baronetcies aren't (they the title is inheritable), but I'm not sure about the status of a Life Peer as 'Noble'.

Life peers in the Kingdom of Prussia were entitled to seats in the Prussian House of Lords via the provisions of the Prussian Constitution of 1850. I think that if life peers count as nobility in Germany, then they should in Britain.


__________________
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.