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Historical Events For May - 27

Saturday, 27 May 2017

0927  Bulgaria's Symeon dies of a heart attack May 27 after building an empire that stretches from the Ionian to the Black Sea today in history.  

0927  Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: Simeon I of Bulgaria is defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia today in history.  

1120  Richard III of Capua is anointed as prince two weeks before his untimely death today in history.  

1281  On May - 27 flemish Earl Gwijde Dampierre takes financial responsibility of Brugge  

1328  French king Philip VI Valois crowned on May - 27.  

1529  Today in history 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake  

1647  The first recorded U S execution of a "witch" takes place in Massachusetts on May - 27.  

1647  The first woman known to be executed as a witch, Achsah Young in Massachusetts on May - 27.  

1660  Denmark & Sweden sign ceasefire today in history.  

1679  Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest & imprisonment) passes in UK today in history.  

1689  Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland on May - 27.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1332  Today in history birth of ibn Khaldun, Tunis, Arab historian/sociologist (Muqaddimah)  

1519  Today in history birth of girolamo Mei, Italian historian (d. 1594)  

1576  On May - 27 birth of caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)  

1595  Today in history birth of benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer  

1601  Antoine Daniel, Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1648) was born today in history.  

1623  Today in history birth of william Petty, English scientist and philosopher (d. 1687)  

1626  Today in history birth of william II, prince of Orange/stadholder  

1651  Today in history birth of louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)  


Famous Deaths In May - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0366  Death of Procopius, Roman usurper (b. 326) on May - 27.  

0735  Death of Bede, English historian and theologian (b. 672 or 673) on May - 27.  

0866  On May - 27 ordono I, King of Asturia (850-66), dies  

0927  Death of Symeon, czar of Bulgaria ( -927) on this day in history.  

1039  Dirk III Hierosolymita, Count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1178  Godfried van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht, dies on May - 27.  

1444  Death of John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (b. 1404) on this day in history.  

1508  On May - 27 ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55  


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