[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History March 13

Tue Mar 12 19:36:18 PST 2002

1548 Sasbout Vosmeer Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole
1599 Johannes Berchmans Dutch Jesuit/saint

1202 Mieszko III the Elder, grand duke of Poland (1173-77, 1200-02), dies
1516 Vladislav II Jagiello king of Bohemia (1490-1516), dies at 60
1558 Jean Fernel French physician/physiologist, dies
1569 Louis Condé French prince/co-leader of Hugenot, dies in battle
1573 Michel de l'Hôpital chancellor of France (1560-68), dies at about 65

Other Events:
0483 St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0607 12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1138 German king Koenraad II von Hohenstaufen crowned
1519 Cortez lands in México
1560 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
1564 Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels
1567 Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger
1569 Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
1591 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats sultan Askia Ishaq
II of Songhai

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