1455 On August - 02 birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)
1533 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on this day in history.
1627 Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.
1632 On this day in history birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
1672 On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)
1674 Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723) was born on August - 02.
1696 On August - 02 birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia
1703 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775) was born on August - 02.
0257 On this day in history stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies
0640 Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on August - 02.
0686 On August - 02 john V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies
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 John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies on this day in history.
1100 Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on August - 02.
1222 On this day in history death of count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)