Historical Events For February - 03
Thursday, 30 March 2017
0474 Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on February - 03.
0619 Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury on February - 03.
0699 Saint Werburgh on this day in history.
0865 On February - 03 ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies
1014 King Sweyn I of Denmark on February - 03.
1112 Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states on February - 03.
1368 On February - 03 charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)
1377 Cardinal Robert of Geneva (anti-pope Clemens VII) starts term on February - 03.
1377 On this day in history mass execution of population of Cesena Italy
1399 John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1451 Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire on February - 03.
1451 Murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies on this day in history.
1468 On February - 03 johann Gensfleisch Gutenberg, printer, dies
1488 Bartholomeus Diaz discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros) on February - 03.
1509 The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India on February - 03.
1525 On February - 03 giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer
1536 On this day in history garcia de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies
1547 On February - 03 russian czar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova
1558 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies on February - 03.
1576 On this day in history henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
1591 On February - 03 german monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
1602 Paul Melissus, [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62 on February - 03.
1648 Louis Bouteiller, composer on this day in history.
1653 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile on this day in history.
1655 On February - 03 francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized
1660 General Moncks army reaches London on this day in history.
1679 Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53 on February - 03.
1690 The first paper money in America issued (colony of Massachusetts) on this day in history.
1690 On February - 03 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
1697 On February - 03 sjoucke Gabbes, Frisian sailor, dies/buried on Dirk-Hartog Island
1699 On this day in history the colony of Massachusetts issues paper money for the first time in America, as it pays its soldiers fighting against Quebec.
1715 On this day in history gottfried Vopelius, composer, dies at 70
1736 On February - 03 johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer
1740 Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily on this day in history.