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