[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History March 5

Mon Mar 4 21:08:51 PST 2002

1324 David II Bruce king of Scotland (1331..71)
1326 Louis I [the Great] King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)
1512 Gerardus Mercator Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
1574 William Oughtred England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
1578 Charles d'Albert duke of Luynes premier of France/Governor of Picardië
1585 Johan Georg I elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)

0254 St Lucius I Pope (253-54), dies
1291 Sa'ad al'Da'ulah Jewish grand vizier of Persia, assassinated
1561 Carlo Caraffa Italian cardinal, dies at 41
1574 Philip of Saint-Aldegonde Flemish viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies
1576 Don Luís de Requesens y Zuñiga viceroy of Netherlands (1573-76), dies
at 70
1605 Clement VIII [Ippolito Aldofireini], Pope (1592-1605), dies at 69

Other Events:
0254 St Lucius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1179 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1461 Henry VI was deposed by Duke of York during War of the Roses
1496 English King Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore
1528 Utrecht Governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague
1558 Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
1579 Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht

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