This Week In History March 17th

1040 Death of Harold Harefoot, King of England 1040 Harold British King (1035-40), dies. 1058 Death of King Lulach I of Scotland 1103 Birth of noted Song Dynasty general Yue Fei. 1231 Birth of Emperor Shijo of Japan (d. 1242) 1272 Death of Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (b. 1220) 1425 Death of Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (b. 1407) 1473 Birth of James IV king...

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...