[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History March 18

Sun Mar 17 21:24:10 PST 2002

1380 Liduina van Schiedam Dutch "Christ's bride"/saint
1483 Raphael painter (Sistine Madonna)
1548 Cornelis Ketel Dutch portrait painter/poet
1556 François-Hercule de Valois French duke of Anjou/Brabant
1578 Adam Elsheimer German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized

978 St Edward the Martyr king of Anglo-Saxons (975-78) dies
0235 Marcus Aurelius Alexander Syrian emperor of Rome (222-235), murdered
0978 Edward the Martyr, King of Anglo-Saxons (975-78)/st, murdered at 15
1227 Honorius III [Cencio Savelli], Pope (1216-27), dies
1314 Jacques De Molay the last grand master of Order of Knights, dies
1493 John of Lannoy Flemish Governor/viceroy of Netherlands/Zealand, dies at
1582 Jean Jaurequi Basque murderer of Willem of Orange, lynched
1584 Ivan IV the terrible, Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53

Other Events:
0417 St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0731 St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1123 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1167 Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
1190 Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England
1229 German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem
1438 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Germany
1509 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
1532 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
1541 Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi
1543 de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)
1583 Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty

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