This Week in History 02/24/2014

1173 Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. 1417 Birth of Louis IX Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt). 1431 England begins trial against Joan of Arc. 1437 Death of King James I of Scotland (b. 1394) 1440 The Prussian Confederation is formed. 1471 Death of John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop 1484 Birth of Joachim I...

This Week In History Feb 17th

1600 Death of Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher (burned at the stake) (b. 1548) 1600 Giordano Bruno advocate of Copernican theory and plurality of worlds, burned at stake by the Inquisition in Rome. 1600 Philosopher Giordano Bruno was burnt alive at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy. 1609 Death of Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of...

This Week In History Feb 10th

1199 Death of Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1147) 1267 Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps. 1404 Birth of Constantine XI Dragases last Byzantine Emperor. 1441 Birth of Ali Sjir Neva’i [Fani] Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub). 1450 Death of AgnFs Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France (b. 1421) 1499 France and...

This Week in History

1119 Death of Pope Gelasius II 1342 Death of Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279) 1523 Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden. 1559 Sir Thomas Pope English politician, benefactor, dies at about age 52. 1574 Sea battle of Reimerswaal – Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet. 1584 Birth of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (d. 1647) 1587 Deventer and...

This Week In History Jan 20th

1077 German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness. 1118 Death of Pope Paschal II 1118 Paschalis II [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies. 1189 Philip II, Henry II and Richard Lion-Hearted initiate third Crusade. 1189 Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. 1276 Innocent V becomes...

This Week In History January 12th

1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo. 1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo. 1094 Death of Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (b. 1029) 1271 Otto II the Lame, Earl of Gelre, dies. 1276 Death of Pope Gregory X 1276 Gregorius X [Tedaldo Visconti], pope, dies. 1356 German emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree. 1365 Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV assigns gold and...