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history: Today in Medieval History, August 26 - 08/26/10 10:01 AM
Good Morning! It is Thursday August 26, 2010On this day... In 1071 MANZIEKIERT (Byzantines defeated by Turks) In 1278 MARCHFIELD In 1278 Death of Attakar II, King of Bohemia In 1429 Jeanne d'Arc enters Paris In 1444 ST. JACOB (Swiss defeated by the French) In 1498 Michelangelo commissioned to make the "Pieta" In 1542 The Duchy of Lorraine becomes independent of the German empire In 1545 Pietro Farnese establishes the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza In 1565 The "Chase-about Raid" forces Moray and his supporters to flee In 1618 Frederick V elected as King of Bohemia In 1629 Cambridge Agreement pledged; (0 comments)
history: Today in Medieval History, August 25 - 08/25/10 12:23 AM
Good Morning! It is Wednesday August 25, 2010Happy Birthday to... In 1530 Birth of Ivan IV "the Terrible," Czar of RussiaOn this day... In 0608 Boniface IV became Pope In 0716 Siege of Constantinople begins In 1213 Archbishop Langton meets with the Barons and prelates of England and thus sets in motion the Magna Charta In 1248 King Louis IX of France and the 7th Crusade set out In 1270 Death of St. Louis IX, King of France In 1282 Death of St. Thomas of Hereford In 1282 Death of St. Thomas de Cantilupe In 1284 Birth of Edward II, King (0 comments)
history: Today in Medieval History, August 21 - 08/21/10 09:20 AM
Good Morning! It is Saturday August 21, 2010Happy Birthday to... In 1165 Philip Augustus, King of France In 1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge buildingOn this day... In 1044 Battle of Nouy, France In 1192 Minamoto Yoritomo named Shogun In 1214 Battle of Dover (England defeats French fleet) In 1221 Death of St. Abraham of Smolensk In 1241 Death of Pope Gregory IX In 1400 Election of Rupert to throne of Germany In 1525 Estavao Gomez returns to Portugal after a one year's exploration of the east coast of North America In 1560 A total Solar eclipse observed (0 comments)
Notable Births 1469 Manuel I king of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration 1472 Erardus van der Mark prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal 1557 Theodorus I (Fedor Ivanovitsj) czar of Russia (1584-98) 1656 Marin Marias composer 1664 Giulio Alberoni Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal 1674 Friedrich Erhard Niedt composer
Notable Deaths 455 Petronius Maximus senator/Emperor of Rome, lynched 1091 Hendrik van Verdun bishop of Luik (1075-91), dies 1198 Moses ben Solomon Ha-Cohen rabbi of Mainz, dies 1504 Engelbert II earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, dies 1551 Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo Italian set (0 comments)
Notable Births 1220 Alexander Nevski [Aleksandr] Russian great ruler (1252-63) 1524 Selîm II Sari the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74) 1578 Valentin Dretzel composer 1623 Wallerand Vaillant painter/engraver, baptized 1672 Peter I "the Great" Romanov tsar of Russia (1682-1725)
Notable Deaths 0727 Hubertus bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht/saint, dies at about 72 1035 Boudouin IV count of Flanders (988-1035), dies 1252 Ferdinand III the holy King of Castilië/León, dies 1416 Jerome of Prague burned as a heretic by the Church 1431 Joan of Arc burned as a (3 comments)
Notable Births 1478 Clement VII [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34) 1566 Mohammed III sultan of Turkey (1595-1603) 1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck composer 1667 Abraham De Moivre French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) 1689 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu English essayist, feminist, eccentric
Notable Deaths 0604 605? Augustinus van Canterbury bishop/apostle of England, dies 0735 Beda Venerabilis English speaking church historian, dies at about 62 1421 Mohammed I sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies 1512 Bajezid II Governor of Amasja/8th Sultan of Turkey, dies 1595 Philippus Nerius [Filippo (1 comments)
Notable Births 1494 Jacopo Pontormo II Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ) 1550 Camillus de Lellis Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint 1688 Christian August Jacobi composer
Notable Deaths 0615 Boniface IV Pope (608-15), dies 0709 Aldhelmus of Ealdhelm England, abbot/bishop/poet/saint, dies at about 69 0946 Edmund the Older king of Wessex/England (939-46), dies 1085 Gregory VII [Ildebrando] Pope (1073-85), dies 1125 Hendrik V last Salische German king, dies 1261 Alexander IV [Rinaldo dei conti di Segni] Pope (1254-61), dies 1510 Georges d'Amboise French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies (1 comments)
Notable Births 1364 Henry Percy [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican 1470 Pietro Bembo cardinal/theologian 1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) 1547 Melchior Bischoff composer 1554 Paulo Bellasio composer 1593 Jacob Jordaens Flemish barok artist
Notable Deaths 1277 John XXI [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus] Port Pope (1276-77), dies 1444 Bernardinus van Siena Italian saint, dies at 63 1449 Peter Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies 1471 Henry VI king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies 1506 Christopher Columbus explorer, dies in poverty in Spain at (1 comments)
Notable Births 1316 Charles IV king of Bohemia (1346-78)/emperor (1355-78) 1652 Johann Philipp Fortsch composer 1679 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow Danish astronomer 1686 Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit Germany, inventor (thermometer)
Notable Deaths 0347 Pachomius Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies 0649 Theodore Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies 0964 John XII [Octavianus] Pope (955-64), dies 1565 Nicolaus von Amsdorf German reform theologist, dies 1610 Henry IV 1st Bourbon-king of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56 1643 Louis XIII king of France (1610-43), dies at 41 1667 (2 comments)
Notable Births 1536 Thomas Howard 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall 1697 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair composer
Notable Deaths 0238 Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus the Thracian, Roman Emperor, murdered 0995 Boudouin bishop of Utrecht 1566 Leonhard Fuchs German botanist, dies at 65 1569 Juan the Avila Spanish minister/writer 1637 Susanna van Baerle Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37 1653 John Bicker ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61 1696 Jean de La Bruyère French author, dies at 50
Notable Births 1492 Andreas Alciatus [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer 1521 Peter Canisius [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint 1527 Johann Walter composer 1592 Francis Quarles English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) 1629 Niels Juel Danish Admiral (Oland, Moen, Kjögebocht) 1641 Nicolaas Witsen etcher/mayor (Amsterdam) 1668 Alain R Lesage French author (Turcaret ou le Financier) 1673 Johann Valentin Eckelt composer
Notable Deaths 0535 John [Mercurius] Italian Pope (533-35), dies 0685 Benedict II Italian Pope (683-85), dies 1319 Haakon V King of Norway (1299-1319), dies 1577 Viglius ab Aytta (1 comments)
Notable Births 1530 Louis I Condé French prince/leader of hugenots 1574 Innocent X [Giambattista Pamfili] 236th Roman Catholic pope (1644-55)
Notable Deaths 0685 Marwan I ibn al-Hakam 4th kalief of Omajjaden (684-85), dies 0973 Otto I the Great Holy Roman Emperor (962-973), dies at 60 1166 Willem I the Bad, king of Sicily (1154-66) 1205 Ladislaus III Arpad King of Hungary (1204-05), dies at 5 or 6 1523 Franz von Sickingen German knight/protect of poor, dies of wounds at 42 1617 David Fabricius German astronomer, (0 comments)
Notable Births 1352 Ruprecht Roman catholic German king 1557 Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty 1635 Philippe Quinault French playwright (L'amant indiscret) 1657 Jacques Danican Philidor composer 1680 Giuseppe Porsile composer
Notable Deaths 0311 Gaius VM Galerius emperor of Rome, dies at about 50 1028 Alfonso V King of León/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle 1194 Kazimierz II the Justified, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies 1309 Charles II the Lame, King of Naples (1285-1309), dies 1504 Anton of Burgundy the Great Bastard, (0 comments)
Notable Births 1446 Margaretha English princess/duchess of Bourgondie 1455 Joâo II the perfect, King of Portugal (1481-95)/took in Spanish Jews 1469 Niccolò Machiavelli Italy, politician/writer (The Prince) 1514 Bartholomaeus a Martyribus [Fernandez], primate of Portugal 1535 Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori Italian painter/carpet designer 1647 John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes poet (Bellone aen bant) 1649 Johann Valentin Meder composer 1691 Carolus van der Abeele Flemish jesuit/author (Introduction à l'amour) 1692 Jan J Mauricius Dutch Governor-General of Suriname (1742-51)
Notable Deaths 1010 Ansfried 9th bishop of (0 comments)
Notable Births 1551 William Camden English historian (Brittania, Annales) 1601 Athanasius Kircher German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) 1660 Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)
Notable Deaths 0649 Maruta of Tagrit theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies 1250 Toeransa sultan of Egypt, murdered 1459 Pierozzi Antoninus Italian archbishop of Florence/saint, dies 1488 Jacob van Horne Burgundy statesman, dies 1519 Leonardo Da Vinci artist/scientist, dies at 67 1567 Marin Drzic Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje), dies 1669 Pieter Jansz Post master builder (Waag, Gouda), dies at 61 1685 (0 comments)
Notable Births 1309 Kazimierz III de Great King of Poland (1333-70) 1602 William Lilly England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler 1651 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle French priest/theorist/saint
Notable Deaths 0313 Gaius G V Maximus [Daia] Emperor of Rome, dies 0535 Amalaswintha queen of Ostrogoten, murdered 1030 Mohammud van Ghazna Turkish mayor (G'widen)/Islamic ruler, dies 1196 Boudouin II bishop of Utrecht (1178-96), dies 1214 Huguccio/Hugo van Pisa Italian bishop, dies 1328 Meister Johann Eckhard German theologist/mystic, dies 1630 Ercole Porta composer, dies at 44 1632 Jean de Tilly fieldmarshal, (0 comments)
Notable Births 1584 Melchior Teschner composer 1636 Esaias Reusner composer 1642 Christian Weise German writer (Niederländische Bauer) 1660 Matthias Henriksen Schacht composer 1667 John Arbuthnot Scottish writer (Alexander Pope)
Notable Deaths 0852 Amalarius/Fortunatus/Symphosius of Metz/Lyon bishop, dies at 76 1499 John IV Dutch army leader/earl of Egmond, dies 1535 John Houghton English, executed 1676 Michiel A de Ruyter Dutch Rear-Admiral, (Newport), killed at 69 1699 Samuel Apostool vicar/theologist (Zonisten), dies at 50
Notable Events 1091 Battle at Monte Levunium Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes (0 comments)
Notable Births 1410 John Van Lannoy Flemish Governor of Holland/Zealand/West Frisia 1623 Johann Adam Reincken composer
Notable Deaths 1076 Willem bishop of Utrecht (1054-76), murderer of earl Floris I, dies 1124 Alexander I king of Scotland (1107-24), dies 1404 Philip the Stout, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 62 1521 Ferdinand Magellan world traveler, killed by Filipino natives at 50 1605 Leo XI [Alessandro O de' Medici] Italian Pope (1605), dies at 69 1656 Gerard van Honthorst painter, dies at 65 1656 Jan J van Goyen (0 comments)
Notable Births 1214 Louis IX king of France (1226-70) 1228 Koenraad IV Roman Catholic German king (1237-54) 1284 Edward II king of England (1307-27) 1567 Aurelio Signoretti composer 1599 Oliver Cromwell Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58) 1608 Jean duke of Orléans brother of French King Louis XIII/General 1614 Hieronymus van Beverningk chief Dutch treasurer/maecenas 1614 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini composer 1666 Johann Heinrich Buttstett composer 1677 Guillaume Coustou Sr French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly) 1690 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat composer
Notable Deaths 0974 Ratherius of Verona/Liege bishop/abbot, (1 comments)
Notable Births 1538 Gugliemo Gonzaga composer 1576 San Vicente de Paúl 1594 Benedikt Lechler composer 1620 John Graunt statistician, founder of science of demography 1660 Cornelis Dusart Dutch painter/engraver 1670 Christian Ludwig Boxberg composer
Notable Deaths 0709 Wilfried bishop of York, dies at about 76 0729 Egbert[us] English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89 1077 Geza I King of Hungary (1074-7), dies 1185 Antoku Taira emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns 1530 Jacopo Sannazaro Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies 1617 Carlo Concino French marquis of (0 comments)
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