[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Feb. 18

Sun Feb 17 21:07:59 PST 2002

1404 Leon B Alberti Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)
1516 Mary I Tudor [Bloody Mary] Greenwich, (1553-58), 1st reigning queen of
Great Britain
1559 Isaac Casaubon naturalized English classical scholar, theologian

0999 Gregory V [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies
1217 Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano English encyclopedist, dies at 59
1397 Enguerrand VII French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56
1455 Fra Angelico Italian monk/painter, dies
1478 Duke of Clarence forced drowning in a wine barrel
1535 Agrippa von Nettesheim German royal astrologer, dies at 48
1535 Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim physician/theologian, dies
1546 Martin Luther biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62
1564 Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor/painter/architect/poet
(David), dies at 88

Other events
3102 -BC- Origin of Kali Era (India)
1129 Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II
1503 Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
1536 France & Turkey sign military/trade agreement against King Karel
1563 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Méré shoots General François De Guise
1574 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels

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