Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fact of the Day: Henry IV of France

While King Henry IV of France died in 1610, in 1793 French revolutionaries opened his grave and took his skull. It was not recovered for over 200 years until in 2010 when it was found in an attic.

22 comments:

  1. Sheesh! They knew for sure it was his skull, hunh?

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  2. such royal fun! Down with the monarchies!

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  3. Hello greetings.

    Very interesting information. I hope they will now display the skull in a museum.

    Best wishes

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  4. See? Like Antique Roadshow says, you never know what you've got kicking around in the attic.

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  5. Geez, an attic can hold anything and everything I guess

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  6. Imagine rummaging through the attic for old family pictures and coming up with that!

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  7. hm they didn't like him it seems.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Found in an attic. What was it being used as for 200 years? A paperweight? lol

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  9. Glad I found your blog.. I love trivia :)

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  10. The French used to be fearless fighters.

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  11. HOLY COW....how in the world could anyone have known it was HIS skull after that long???

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  12. It may sound a bit twisted, but I can't stop laughing. Poor Urich, I knew him well.

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