1455 Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99) was born on August - 02.
1533 On August - 02 birth of theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)
1627 On this day in history birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter
1632 On this day in history birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
1672 On August - 02 birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)
1674 On August - 02 birth of philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
1696 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia was born on this day in history.
1703 On August - 02 birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)
0257 Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies on August - 02.
0640 On August - 02 severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies
0686 John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.
0924 Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on this day in history.
1002 On August - 02 abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64
1075 On August - 02 john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies
1100 On August - 02 death of william II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44
1222 Death of Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) on this day in history.