[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History March 11

Sun Mar 10 22:31:48 PST 2002

1544 Torquato Tasso Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
1549 Hendrik L Spieghel Dutch merchant/Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)
1596 Isaac Elsevier book publisher

0222 Varius A Bassianus Syrian emperor of Rome (218-22), murdered at 18?
0638 Sophronius of Jerusalem saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies
1486 Albrecht III Achilles elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71

Other Events:
0417 Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
0537 Goths lay siege to Rome
0843 Icon worship officially re-instated in Aya Sofia Constantinople
1302 Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
1502 Tebriz shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
1513 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1563 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
1567 Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
1597 Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
1598 Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille

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