[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Sept 12

steverourke@charter.net steverourke at charter.net
Mon Sep 11 22:57:31 PDT 2006

1492 - Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519) 
1494 - King Francis I of France (d. 1547) 
1575 - Henry Hudson, English explorer 

413 - Marcellinus of Carthage, Christian saint 
1185 - Andronicus I Comnenus (tortured by the City mob) 
1213 - King Peter II of Aragon (killed in battle) (b. 1174) 
1362 - Pope Innocent VI 
1369 - Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (plague) (b. 1345) 
1500 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (b. 1443) 

Other Events:
490 BC - Athens defeats Persia at the Battle of Marathon - but see 12 August; origin of the marathon long-distance race (attributed to Pheidippides) 
1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester defeats Peter II of Aragon, the king of Aragon at the Battle of Muret. 
1229 - An Aragonese-Catalan army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Mallorca, with the purpose of conquering the island. 

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