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Historical Events For January - 08

Friday, 24 March 2017

0482  On January - 08 severinus, German monastery founder/saint, dies  

0624  Moslem army occupies Kurashitische Caravan on January - 08.  

0624  Abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle on January - 08.  

0794  On January - 08 church at Lindisfarne, England destroyed by Vikings  

0794  Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island on this day in history.  

0871  On this day in history battle at Ashdown Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army  

0871  Battle at Ashdown: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on this day in history.  

1081  On this day in history henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)  

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

1198  Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III on this day in history.  

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1198  Coelestinus III, [Giacinto Bobo], pope (1191-98), dies on January - 08.  

1214  On January - 08 earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France  

1297  Monaco gains its independence on this day in history.  

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

1499  Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep the duchy for the crown on this day in history.  

1499  On this day in history 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 this day in history jacob Vaet, Flemish composer/royal chaplain master, dies at about 37  

1570  On this day in history philibert de l'Orme, French architect (bc. 1510)  

1583  Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist on this day in history.  

1587  Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots) on January - 08.  

1589  Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka) on this day in history.  

1598  Genoa Italy expels Jews on this day in history.  

1598  On January - 08 jews are expelled from Genoa Italy  

1598  Johan Georg, elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72 on January - 08.  

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

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

1642  On this day in history 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  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer, dies at 56 on January - 08.  

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  On January - 08 birth of simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist  

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

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

1601  On this day in history birth of baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0624  Abu Sufjan ibn Harb, Kurashite chief, dies in battle on January - 08.  

1100  On January - 08 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  On January - 08 marco Polo, Venetian explorer/gov of Nanking, dies  

1336  Giotto di Bondone, Italian Renaissance painter, dies at about 71 on January - 08.  

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

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