1222 Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262) was born on this day in history.
1290 On this day in history birth of duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
1502 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer was born on August - 04.
1521 On this day in history birth of pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
1604 On this day in history birth of françois Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)
1664 On August - 04 birth of louis Lully, composer
1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS] was born on August - 04.
1701 On this day in history birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
1060 On August - 04 henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52
1113 Death of Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030) on this day in history.
1204 Death of Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered on this day in history.
1265 On August - 04 simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle
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