[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 23
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Wed Aug 23 06:55:22 PDT 2006
686 - Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
1486 - Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat and historian (d. 1566)
1524 - François Hotman, French lawyer and writer (d. 1590)
93 - Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain (b. 40)
634 - Abu Bakr, Arabian caliph
1176 - Emperor Rokujo of Japan (b. 1164)
1305 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot (executed)
1387 - King Olav IV of Norway (b. 1370)
1507 - Jean Molinet, French writer (b. 1435)
1519 - Philibert Berthelier, Swiss patriot
1540 - Guillaume Budé, French scholar
1591 - Luis Ponce de León, Spanish poet and mystic (b. 1527)
1328 - Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
1328 - King Philip VI of France is crowned.
1541 - French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third
voyage to Canada.
1566 - Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands
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