1578 Agostino Agazzari, composer was born on December - 02.
1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on this day in history.
1694 On December - 02 birth of william Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)
1703 Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759) was born on this day in history.
1710 Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783) was born on December - 02.
1728 On this day in history birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1738 On this day in history birth of richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)
1754 William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on this day in history.
0537 Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies on this day in history.
1348 Death of Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297) on December - 02.
1381 Death of John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on December - 02.
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 Death of Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506) on this day in history.
1592 On December - 02 alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46
1615 On December - 02 death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general