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Historical Events For January - 08

Friday, 21 July 2017

0482  Severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0624  On this day in history moslem army occupies Kurashitische Caravan  

0624  Abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0794  Church at Lindisfarne, England destroyed by Vikings on January - 08.  

0794  Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island on this day in history.  

0871  Battle at Ashdown Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on January - 08.  

0871  On January - 08 battle at Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army  

1081  Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25) on January - 08.  

1100  Antipope Clement III (bc. 1029) on this day in history.  

1198  On January - 08 lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III  

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1198  On January - 08 coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies  

1214  Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France on January - 08.  

1297  On January - 08 monaco gains its independence.  

1324  Marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies on January - 08.  

1336  On January - 08 giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71  

1455  On January - 08 laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73  

1499  On January - 08 louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep the duchy for the crown  

1499  On January - 08 louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown  

1558  On January - 08 french troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais  

1567  On January - 08 jacob Vaet, Flemish composer/royal chaplain master, dies at about 37  

1570  Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (bc. 1510) on January - 08.  

1583  On this day in history simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist  

1587  On January - 08 johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)  

1589  On this day in history ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)  

1598  On this day in history genoa Italy expels Jews  

1598  On January - 08 jews are expelled from Genoa Italy  

1598  On January - 08 johan Georg, elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72  

1628  Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist  

1642  On January - 08 astronomer Galileo Galilei dies in Arcetri, Italy at age 77.  

1642  Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy on January - 08.  

1651  On this day in history giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer, dies at 56  

1656  Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands) on this day in history.  

1658  Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1081  On January - 08 birth of henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)  

1556  Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623) was born on January - 08.  

1583  Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist was born on January - 08.  

1587  Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots) was born on this day in history.  

1589  On this day in history birth of ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)  

1601  Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658) was born on January - 08.  

1628  Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier was born on January - 08.  

1632  Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist was born on January - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0482  On this day in history severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies  

0624  Abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1100  On this day in history death of antipope Clement III (bc. 1029)  

1107  Death of Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074) on January - 08.  

1198  On this day in history coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies  

1324  Marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies on January - 08.  

1336  Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71 on this day in history.  

1455  On this day in history laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint, dies at 73  

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