1578 On this day in history birth of agostino Agazzari, composer
1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on this day in history.
1694 On this day in history birth of william Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)
1703 On this day in history birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)
1710 Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783) was born on this day in history.
1728 On December - 02 birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1738 On December - 02 birth of richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)
1754 On this day in history birth of william Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)
0537 On December - 02 sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies
1348 On December - 02 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 December - 02.
1515 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on December - 02.
1552 On December - 02 death of francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
1592 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on this day in history.
1615 On this day in history death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general