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Historical Events For June - 23

Friday, 23 June 2017

0930  On June - 23 world's oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, established  

1053  Norseman Robert Guiscard gains victory at Civitate over papal forces raised by Leo IX, who is captured Robert, 38, takes Benevento from the Byzantines and founds the Norman Empire that will rule southern Italy until 1194 on June - 23.  

1295  Today in history pope Boniface VIII enters Rome  

1298  Today in history duke Albrecht von Habsburg chosen Roman Catholic German king  

1305  French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge today in history.  

1532  Henry VIII & Francois I signs secret treaty against emperor Karel V today in history.  

1565  On this day in history turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.  

1585  Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops on June - 23.  

1611  Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again on June - 23.  

1658  On June - 23 dutch troops occupy last Portugese Fort Jafnapatnam Ceylon  

1661  Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In June - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1160  Johannes de Matha, French saint/founder (Trinitarians) was born today in history.  

1433  Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488) was born on June - 23.  

1456  Today in history birth of margaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (d. 1486)  

1534  Today in history birth of oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)  

1540  Today in history birth of johann Baptista Serranus, composer  

1596  Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (d. 1641) was born today in history.  

1612  Today in history birth of justus G Schottel, [Schottelius], German poet  

1612  On this day in history birth of andré Tacquet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1660)  

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Famous Deaths In June - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0079  Today in history death of vespasian, Roman Emperor (b. 9)  

0758  On June - 23 ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher/disciple of Hui-neng, dies at 74  

1018  On June - 23 death of henry I of Austria  

1075  Theoduinus, Beiers prince-bishop of Liege, dies today in history.  

1137  Adalbert I, archbishop of Mainz (1111-1137), dies on June - 23.  

1139  Andries van Kuik, bishop of Utrecht, dies on June - 23.  

1444  Marcus, [Manuel] Eugenicus, Byzantine bishop of Efeze/theologist, dies today in history.  

1555  Today in history death of pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470)  

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