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Louis, Duke of Savoy

Louis I was Duke of Savoy from 1440 until his death in 1465. He was born at Geneva Duke of Savoy and Mary of Burgundy. On 1 November 1433, at Chambéry, he married Princess Anne of Cyprus, an heiress of the Kingdom of Cyprus and the defunct Kingdom of Jerusalem; the family lived in Allaman Castle, Vaud/Switzerland and as Count de Vaud, Savoy tried to conquer the Duchy of Milan under the Repubblica Ambrosiana, but failed. In 1452 he received the Shroud of Turin from Margaret de Charny, it was held by the House of Savoy until 1946, at the end of the Kingdom of Italy and bequeathed to the Holy See in 1983. Louis died at Lyon in 1465, while returning from France. Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy. Louis, Count of Geneva, King of Cyprus. Marie. Jean. Philip II, Duke of Savoy. Marguerite, married firstly in December 1458 Giovanni IV Paleologo, Marquis of Montferrat and secondly Pierre II de Luxembourg, Count of St. Pol, of Brienne, de Ligny and Soissons. Pierre, Archbishop of Tarentasia. Janus, Count of Faucigny and Geneva, married Helene of Luxembourg, daughter of Louis de Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, his first wife Jeanne de Bar, Countess of Marle and Soissons.

Charlotte, married King Louis XI of France. Aimon. Jacques. Agnes, married François d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville, their son is Louis I d'Orléans, duc de Longueville. Jean Louis, Bishop of Genève. Maria, married Louis of Luxembourg, Count of St. Pol, of Brienne, de Ligny, Conversano, Constable of France. Bona, married Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan. Giacomo, Count of Romont, Lord of Vaud. Anne. François, Archbishop of Auch and Bishop of Geneva. Jeanne. Fletcher, Stella; the Longman Companion to Renaissance Europe, 1390-1530. Pearson Education Limited. Grendler, Paul F.. The Jesuits and Italian Universities, 1548-1773; the Catholic University of America Press. Ward, A. W.. W.. The Cambridge Modern History; the Macmillan Company

AVIA FL.3

The AVIA FL.3 was an Italian two-seat cabin monoplane designed and built by Azionaria Vercellese Industrie Aeronautiche who were taken over by Lombardi in 1947. The FL.3 was a simple low-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed landing gear and powered by an 85 hp Continental C-85 engine. It had room for a pilot and passenger sitting side-by-side and could either have an open or enclosed cockpit; the first aircraft flew in 1939 and production was started, but ended temporarily when the Second World War started. Production resumed after the war and in 1947 the company was taken over by Lombardi. Over 700 aircraft had been built by AVIA and Lombardi when production stopped in 1948. In 1953 Meteor SpA acquired the rights for the FL.3 and with some re-design produced it as the Meteor FL.53 and this was followed by a three-seat version the FL.54 powered by a 135 hp Lycoming engine. A four-seat version the FL.55 was produced powered by either a 150 hp or 180 hp Lycoming engine. AVIA FL.3 Production version by AVIA powered by a 60 hp CNA D.4 engine.

Lombardi FL.3 Production version by Lombardi. Meteor FL.53 Modified version built by Meteor powered by eight built. Meteor FL.53 BM FL.53 with four built. Meteor FL.54 Three-seat variant powered by 10 built by Meteor. Meteor FL.55 Four-seat variant powered by four built by Meteor. Meteor FL.55 BM FL.55 powered by ten built by Meteor. Meteor FL.55CM FL.55 powered by a 180 hp Lycoming engine, one built by Meteor. Meteor Super The Super was a four-seat FL.55 with enlarged vertical tail and a 220 hp Meteor Alfa 4 engine, one built. Meteor Bis The Bis was a two-seat variant of the Super fitted with a 110 hp Meteor Alfa 2 engine. CroatiaZrakoplovstvo Nezavisne Države Hrvatske GermanyLuftwaffe operated captured aircraft. Kingdom of ItalyRegia Aeronautica Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force Italian Social RepublicAeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana ItalyItalian Air Force Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2380General characteristics Capacity: 2-seat Length: 6.35 m Wingspan: 9.85 m Height: 1.70 m Wing area: 14.35 m2 Empty weight: 340 kg Gross weight: 570 kg Powerplant: 1 × Continental C-85 flat-four piston, 63 kW Performance Maximum speed: 195 km/h Range: 555 km Service ceiling: 6000 m Armament Related lists List of aircraft of World War II The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2380 World Aircraft Directory Gruppo Amici Velivoli Storici Photo gallery on airliners.net

Pakenham Hall, Suffolk

Pakenham Hall was a manor house in Pakenham, the capital residence of Pakenham manor. It was demolished and replaced by a more modern house, now called Pakenham Old Hall, in 1900, it was the family seat of the Spring family between 1545 and 1735, of the Barons Calthorpe. The manor was in the possession of Theodred, Bishop of London before being granted to Bury St Edmunds Abbey by Edward the Confessor in 1042. In the reign of Edward I the manor was held by the Pakenham family Earls of Longford, it subsequently reverted to the Church and remained in the possession of the abbey until the Dissolution of the Monasteries when it was seized by The Crown. The manor was purchased from the Crown by Robert Spring, the son of Thomas Spring of Lavenham, on 27 September 1545 for £1,432. Upon its inheritance by Sir William Spring the manor became the principle family seat of the Spring family, who rebuilt the house in the Tudor style. In the hearth tax returns of 1672 Pakenham Hall was owned by Sir William Spring, 2nd Baronet and is recorded as having had 23 hearths, demonstrating that the house was of considerable size.

At this stage, the estate of the Hall covered 1200 acres of prime agricultural land. Upon the death of Sir William Spring, 4th Baronet in 1735 the Hall and estate, valued at £1,500 a year, were inherited by his sisters, wife of Thomas Discipline Esq, Mary; the smaller dower house of Newe House remained in the Spring family until the mid-19th century. In 1748 the whole Pakenham Hall estate was owned by Thomas Discipline and in 1786 it was sold to Sir Henry Gough, 2nd Baronet Baron Calthorpe; the Gough-Calthorpe family demolished the old medieval and Tudor hall and replaced it with a more modern mansion of built of white brick and flint in around 1900. The house on the site is owned by Nigel Roy Whitwell Esq

Tomb of Chang Yuchun

The Tomb of Chang Yuchun is the tomb of Chang Yuchun, a military general in late Yuan and early Ming dynasties. The tomb dates from 1369, is located on Purple Mountain in Nanjing. There are stone tigers, stone sheep and stone warriors in front of the tomb, it has been categorized as a "Major National Historical and Cultural Site in Jiangsu" by the State Council of China. The tomb was built for a military general in late Yuan and early Ming dynasties; the tomb is located on Purple Mountain, in Xuanwu District, Jiangsu. In 1871, in the 11st year of Tongzhi period of Qing dynasty, Chang's descendants renovated and refurbished his tomb. In May 2006, it was listed among the batch of "Major National Historical and Cultural Sites in Jiangsu" by the State Council of China

1958 British West Indies Championships

The 1958 British West Indies Championships was the second edition of the track and field competition between British colony nations in the Caribbean. A total of eighteen events were contested, all of them by men – women's events were not added until the following year. George de Peana of British Guiana defended his 5000 metres/10,000 metres double from the previous edition. Trinidadian sprinters Hendrickson Harewood and Clifton Bertrand defended their titles in the 100 metres and 200 metres, respectively. Betrand added the 400 metres title to his 200 m to become the first person to win two different sprint events at the competition; the Trinidad and Tobago national championships were not held that year, as the country's governing body focused on hosting the wider regional tournament. The host nation topped the medal table at the competition, winning ten of the eighteen events on offer. Jamaica came second, followed by British Guiana on three. William Gittens's gold for Grenada in the 400 metres hurdles made his country's first medallist at the championships, the first winner from outside of the three aforementioned nations.

MedallistsBritish West Indies Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-21

Carl Froch vs. Lucian Bute

Carl Froch vs. Lucian Bute, billed as No Easy Way Out, a professional boxing match contested on 26 May 2012 for the IBF Super Middleweight title at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, United Kingdom; the card was a co-production of Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing and Jean Bedard's Interbox promotions and televised via Epix and Sky Sports. Showtime was not interested in this fight. Bute had one fight left on his Showtime deal. Rumours said that Showtime wanted to put on a fight between Lucian Bute and Bernard Hopkins or Andre Ward instead of Froch. Carl Froch was involved in Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament, he ended up losing to Andre Ward. IBF enforced Carl Froch as Lucian Bute's number one mandatory. Lucian Bute's 3-fight Showtime deal was supposed to culminate in a showdown against the Super 6, but Andre Ward was injured in the final; the American criticised Bute's record, saying he would need to beat some top opponents to earn the right to face himBute agreed to take a break from his contract with the Showtime channel and to accept what may end up being less than half his usual purse in order to travel to England to face Carl Froch, a two-time WBC champion with established credibility."In recent years, I've been criticized for only fighting at home but we never got offers to go elsewhere and I had to keep boxing," Bute said.

"I decided that this time, I'll make my 10th defence in Nottingham." Despite being the overwhelming underdog with bookmakers and fans around the world, Froch dominated the fight to win the IBF Super-Middleweight championship of the world by TKO in round 5 to become a three-time world champion. Super Middleweight Championship Carl Froch vs. Lucian Bute Froch defeats Bute via KO in 5th round. Super-Bantamweight Championship Carl Frampton vs. Raúl Hirales, Jr. Frampton defeats Hirales via unanimous decision. Light Middleweight bout Erick Ochieng vs. A. A Lowe Ochieng defeats Lowe via unanimous decision. Light Welterweight bout Mark Loyd vs. Pier-Olivier Côté Côté defeats Loyd via KO in 5th round. Middleweight bout John Ryder vs. Luke Robinson Ryder defeats Robinson via decision. Middleweight bout Ryan Aston vs. Paul Samuels Aston defeats Samuels via 5th round. Welterweight bout Adnan Amar vs. Terry Carruthers Carruthers defeats Amar via decision. Lightweight bout Scott Cardle vs. Ideh Ockuko Cardle defeats Ockuko via decision.

Featherweight bout Leigh Wood vs. Delroy Spencer Lightweight bout Kieran Farrell vs. Jason Nesbitt Farrell defeats Nesbitt via decision. Carl Froch vs. Lucian Bute Official Fight Card from BoxRec