Monaco in History

Historical Events

  • 1297-01-08 Monaco gains its independence.
  • 1814-05-17 Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian
  • 1949-05-09 Prince Rainier III becomes monarch of Monaco
  • 1949-11-19 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
  • 1950-04-11 Prince Rainier III becomes ruler of Monaco
  • 1961-05-14 Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
  • 1962-12-17 Current constitution of Monaco promulgated
  • 1971-04-03 16th Eurovision Song Contest: Severine for Monaco wins singing "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" in Dublin
  • 1992-05-06 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • 2004-05-26 12th UEFA Champions League Final: Porto beats AS Monaco 3-0 at Gelsenkirchen

Famous Birthdays

  • 1848-11-13 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1889-1922), born in Paris (d. 1922)
  • 1870-07-12 Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
  • 1898-09-30 Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)
  • 1910-11-30 Paul Cerutti, Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 oly
  • 1915-07-27 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
  • 1923-05-31 Rainier III, Monaco, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005)

Person of interestGrace Kelly

1929-11-12 Grace Kelly, American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • 1940-04-18 Ira von Furstenberg, [Virginia Caroline] Princess (Monaco), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940-04-23 Richard Monaco, American sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-01-23 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 1958-03-14 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
  • 1960-09-08 Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 1965-02-01 Stephanie Marie Elisabeth de Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, Princess
  • 1971-07-14 Mark LoMonaco, American professional wrestler
  • 1976-05-23 Kelly Marie Monaco, playmate (April, 1997), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1983-02-26 Kara Monaco, American model
  • 1984-06-08 Andrea Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 1986-08-03 Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 1987-09-05 Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco
  • 1992-03-04 Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • 1994-05-04 Pauline Ducruet, daughter of HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, born in Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco
  • 1999-07-20 Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 2003-08-24 Alexandre Coste, Son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, born in Paris

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-04-18 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • 1956-04-19 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)
  • 1994-04-26 "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)
  • 1995-07-01 Princess Stephanie of Monaco (30) weds her bodyguard Daniel Ducruet (31) in a civil ceremony in Monaco
  • 1996-05-15 Auto racing champ-turned-TV commentator Danny Sullivan (46) weds former Manhattan financial planner Brenda Bosveld (33) in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 1999-01-23 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
  • 2011-07-02 Charlene Princess of Monaco (33) weds Prince Albert II of Monaco (53) at the Church of St Devote of Monaco
  • 2015-07-25 TV personality Beatrice Borromeo (30) weds Pierre Casiraghi (28) in the gardens of the Prince's Palace of Monaco in Monte Carlo

Famous Divorces

  • 1980-10-09 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot

Famous Deaths

  • 1662-01-10 Prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)
  • 1701-01-03 Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642)
  • 1922-06-26 Albert H K, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922), dies at 73
  • 1949-05-09 Louis II, Prince of Monaco, dies
  • 1979-06-22 Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)

Person of interestGrace Kelly

1982-09-14 Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • 1982-10-16 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • 1990-10-03 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • 2005-04-06 Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005), dies at 81