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Historical Events For February - 08

Monday, 29 May 2017

0412  St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on February - 08.  

0421  Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire on February - 08.  

0421  On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp  

1124  On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  On this day in history johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) on this day in history.  

1303  On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

1513  On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1526  Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die on this day in history.  

1575  University of Leiden Netherlands opens on February - 08.  

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1575  University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on this day in history.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on this day in history.  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer on February - 08.  

1587  Mary, Queen of Scots looses her head on this day in history.  

1587  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on February - 08.  

1599  Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on February - 08.  

1600  On this day in history vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death  

1601  Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London on this day in history.  

1604  On February - 08 pierre de Gua de Monts c1558-1628 forms de Monts Trading Company with Champlain and Gravé du Pont; Canada's first chartered company  

1611  Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on February - 08.  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on this day in history.  

1622  On February - 08 king James I disbands the English parliament  

1631  On this day in history charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert  

1631  On this day in history king Louis XIII 1601-1643 names Charles de La Tour Governor and Lieutenant-General of New France and Acadia  

1650  John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74 on February - 08.  

1672  On this day in history isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London  

1672  Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.  

1676  On this day in history aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46  

1686  On this day in history francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered  

1690  On this day in history french &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire  

1690  Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal on February - 08.  

1690  Louis de Buade et de Palluau, Comte de Frontenac 1622-1698 organizes attack by Mohawk natives and French troops against Schenectady; 60 people killed, 30 captured on this day in history.  

1690  On February - 08 french & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire  

1691  Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on this day in history.  

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on this day in history.  

1487  On this day in history birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on February - 08.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on February - 08.  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

1649  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on February - 08.  

1265  On this day in history death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on February - 08.  

1513  On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on February - 08.  

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