1222 On this day in history birth of richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)
1290 Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326) was born on this day in history.
1502 On August - 04 birth of pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
1521 Pope Urban VII (d. 1590) was born on this day in history.
1604 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676) was born on August - 04.
1664 On August - 04 birth of louis Lully, composer
1687 On August - 04 birth of johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
1701 On August - 04 birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
1060 On August - 04 henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52
1113 On this day in history death of gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)
1204 Death of Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered on August - 04.
1265 Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle on this day in history.
1306 On this day in history death of wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289)
1338 On this day in history death of thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300)
1430 On this day in history philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26
1476 On August - 04 death of jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded