1578 Agostino Agazzari, composer was born on December - 02.
1678 On this day in history birth of nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
1694 William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771) was born on December - 02.
1703 On December - 02 birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)
1710 On this day in history birth of bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)
1728 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on this day in history.
1738 Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.
1754 William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on December - 02.
0537 Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies on December - 02.
1348 On this day in history death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
1381 Death of John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on this day in history.
1463 Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on this day in history.
1515 On December - 02 gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies
1552 Death of Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506) on December - 02.
1592 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on December - 02.
1615 On December - 02 death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general