I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
April 19, 2011
April 19th: The Pragmatic Sanction
Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Solution so that a female could inherit the throne. He didn't even have a daughter yet. Too bad no one honored it. Read article here.
Pictured: Marie Theresa, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, and mother of Marie Antoinette (and 15 other children.) Painting by Andreas Moeller, 1727.