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Women in History: April 19th

Events 797 - Empress Irene of the Byzantine Empire deposes her son Constantine VI, who is blinded and who dies shortly afterwards. She assumes the title of Basilissa, the female form of Basileus ("Emperor").     1713 - Although lacking a male heir, Charles VI Holy Roman Emperor issued the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 which… Continue reading Women in History: April 19th