[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Sept 13
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Tue Sep 12 21:12:35 PDT 2006
1087 - John II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1143)
1475 - Cesare Borgia, of France, Duke of Valentinois and Romagna, Prince of Andria and Venafri, Count of Dyois, Lord of Piombino, Camerino and Urbino, Gonfalonier and Captain-General of Holy Church (d. 1507)
1502 - John Leland, English antiquarian (d. 1552)
1520 - William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English statesman (d. 1598)
81 - Titus, Roman emperor (b. 39)
1321 - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (b. 1265)
1438 - Duarte, King of Portugal (b. 1391)
1506 - Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter
1557 - John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
1592 - Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
1598 - Philip II, King of Spain (b. 1526)
509 BC - The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
122 - The building of Hadrian's Wall begins.
533 - General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
604 - Pope Sabinian is consecrated.
1440 - Gilles de Rais is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
1503 - Michelangelo begins work on his David.
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