[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 24
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Wed Aug 23 22:14:47 PDT 2006
1113 - Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
1198 - King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
1358 - King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
1393 - Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)
1552 - Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
1580 - John Taylor, English poet (d. 1654)
1591 - Robert Herrick, English poet (d. 1674)
79 - Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)
1042 - Michael V, Byzantine Emperor) (b. 1015)
1103 - King Magnus III of Norway (b. 1073)
1217 - Eustace the Monk, French mercenary and pirate (bc. 1170)
1540 - Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
1542 - Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
1572 - Victims of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre:
1572 - Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader (b. 1519)
1572 - Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
1572 - Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier (bc. 1535)
1595 - Thomas Digges, English astronomer (b. 1546)
49 BC - Julius Caesar's general Gaius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle
of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Attius Varus and King Juba of
Numidia. Curio is slain in battle.
79 - Mount Vesuvius erupts. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae
are buried in volcanic ash.
410 - The Visigoths under Alaric begin to pillage Rome for three days.
1215 - Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid.
1349 - Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz because they are blamed for the
1391 - Jews massacred in Palma de Mallorca.
1456 - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1459 - Vlad Tepes (aka Dracula) had 30,000 of the merchants and officials of
the Transylvanian city of Brasov impaled (alleged)
1511 - Alfonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers the Sultanate of Malacca.
1561 - Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1572 - Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre: On the orders of king Charles IX of
France, a massacre of Huguenots (French Protestants) begins.
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