1503 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) was born on August - 12.
1566 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on August - 12.
1592 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on August - 12.
1604 On this day in history birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
1620 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on this day in history.
1626 On August - 12 birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer
1629 On this day in history birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
1644 On August - 12 birth of georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
0030 On this day in history death of cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC)
0875 Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on this day in history.
1158 On this day in history anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies
1350 Philip VI, king of France, dies on August - 12.
1424 Death of Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360) on this day in history.
1484 Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on this day in history.
1546 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1577 On August - 12 death of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)