Lorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino 1492 – 1519

Born – 12th September 1492 Died – 4th May 1519 Father – Piero the Unfortunate (1472 – 1503) Mother – Alfonsina Orsini (1472 – 1520) Spouse – Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne Children – by Madeleine – Catherine de Medici (1519 – 1589), illegitimate – Alessandro, Duke of Florence (1510 – 1537) Lord of Florence … Read more

Lucrezia Tornabuoni 1427 – 1482

Born – 22nd June 1427 Died – 25th March 1482 Father – Francesco di Simone Tornabuoni (d. 1436) Mother – Nanna di Niccolo di Luigi Guicciardini (d. 1446) Spouse – Piero de Medici Sr (m. 1444) Children – Maria (c1444 – 1474), Bianca (1445 – 1505), Lucrezia (1447–1493), Lorenzo (1449–1492), Giuliano (1453–1478) 1427 (22nd June) … Read more

Lorenzo de Medici (The Magnificent) 1449 – 1492

Born – 1st January 1449 Died – 9th April 1492 Father – Piero de Medici (1416 – 1469) Mother – Lucrezia Tornabuoni (1427 – 1482) Spouse – Clarice Orsini (1450 – 1488) Children – Lucrezia (1470 – 1553), un-named twins (1471), Piero the Unfortunate (1472 – 1503), Maddalena (1473 – 1528), Contessina Beatrice (1474), Giovanni … Read more

London Marathon 1981 – Present

This timeline of the London Marathon shows runner statistics, elite winners, wheelchair winners and temperature on the race day 29th March 1981 Total Runners: 7,055 Total Finishers: 6255 Men’s Elite Winners: Dick Beardsley (USA) and Inge Simonsen (Norway) 2 hours 11 minutes 48 seconds (Course Record) Women’s Elite Winner: Joyce Smith (UK) 2 hours 29 … Read more

Martin Luther 1483 – 1546

Born – 10th November 1483 Died – 18th February 1546 Father – Hans Luther Mother – Margarethe Lindemann Spouse – m. 1525 – Katharina von Bora (1499 – 1552) Children – Hans (b. 1526), Elisabeth (1527 – 1528), Magdalena (1529 – 1542), Martin (b. 1531) , Paul (1533 – 1593), Margarethe  (b. 1534) Known to … Read more

Reading and Leeds Festival Headline Acts 1961 – Present Day

This timeline is a chronology of headline acts at Reading and Leeds festival held over August Bank Holiday weekend from 1961 to Present Day 1961 National Jazz Festival – Richmond Saturday 26th August – Alvin Roy’s Saratoga Jazz Band Sunday 27th August – Alex Welsh and His Band 1962 National Jazz Festival – Richmond Saturday … Read more

Leon Trotsky 1879 – 1940

Born – 7th November 1879 Died – 21st August 1940 Father – David Leontyevich Bronstein (1847-1922) Mother – Anna Lvovna (1850-1910) Spouses – m. 1899 div. 1902 – Aleksandra Sokolovskaya (1872 – 1938); m. 1903 – Natalia Sedova (1882 – 1962) Children – by Aleksandra – Zinaida Volkova (1901 – 1933), Nina Nevelson (1902 – … Read more

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 1870 – 1924

Born – 22nd April 1870 Died – 21st January 1924 Father – Ilya Nikolayevich Ulyanov (1831 – 1886) Mother – Maria Alexandrovna Blank (1835 – 1916) Spouse – m. 1898 – Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869 – 1939) Children – None Leader of the Soviet Union 1922 – 1924 Succeeded by – Joseph Stalin 1924 – 1953 … Read more

Ragnar Lothbrok d. 865

Born – around 760 Died – 865 Father – Sigurd Hring of Sweden Mother – unknown Spouse – Lagertha, Thora Borgarhjortr, Aslaug Sigurdsdottir Children – by Lagertha – Fridleif  b.781; by Thora – Erikr and Agnar (b.786); by Aslaug – Ivar the Boneless (794 – 873), Bjorn Ironside (800 – 865), Sigurd Snake in the … Read more

John Lennon 1940 – 1980

Born – 9th October 1940 Died – 8th December 1980 (assassinated) Father – Alfred Lennon (1912 – 1976) Mother – Julia Stanley (1914 – 1958) Spouse – m. 1962, div. 1968 – Cynthia Powell (1939 – 2015); m. 1969 – Yoko Ono (b. 1933) Children – Julian (b. 1963), Sean (b. 1975) Known to History … Read more

Lyndon Baines Johnson LBJ 1908 – 1973

Born – 27th August 1908 Died – 22nd January 1973 Father – Samuel Ealy Johnson (1877 – 1937) Mother – Rebekah Baines (1881 – 1958) Spouse – m. 1934 – Claudia Thompson (Lady Bird) (1912 – 2007) Children – Lynda (b. 1944), Luci (b. 1947) President of the United States – 1963 – 1969 Predecessor … Read more