This Week In History March 10th

1198 Death of Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145) 1302 Romeo and Juliet’s wedding day, according to Shakespeare. 1486 Albrecht III Achilles elector of Brandenburg, dies at age 71. 1486 Death of Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg (b. 1414) 1502 Tebriz shah Ismail I of Persia crowned. 1513 Giovanni de’ Medici chosen Pope Leo...

This Week In History March 3rd

1111 Death of Bohemund I, Prince of Antioch 1191 Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at age 52. 1239 Death of Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187) 1409 Austrian civil war ends. 1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV. 1431 Eugene IV becomes Pope. 1455 Birth of King John II of Portugal (d. 1495) 1459...

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...