[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Feb. 19

Mon Feb 18 21:19:13 PST 2002

0003 Sadiq Hidajat Persian writer (Blind Person Owl)
1473 Nicolaus Copernicus Torún, Poland, astronomer (heliocentrism)
1532 Jean-Antoine de Baïf French poet (Les amours de Méline)
1588 Pieter de Carpentier Flemish Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies

0197 D Clodius Septimus Albinus Roman bequest in England, dies in battle
1260 Boniface of Lausanne, Belgian bishop/saint, dies
1401 William Sawtree 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
1414 Thomas Arundel archbishop of Canterbury/chancellor of England, dies
1545 Pierre Brully [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death
1553 Erasmus Reinhold German mathematician, dies at 41
1568 Miles Coverdale translator (1st complete English Bible), dies at 80

Other events
0197 Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
0356 Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
0607 Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0842 Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople
formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches
1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
1537 Weavers of Leiden Netherlands strike
1539 Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czechoslovakia), expelled
1574 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp Netherlands
1582 Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant

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