1578 On this day in history birth of agostino Agazzari, composer
1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on December - 02.
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 December - 02.
1728 On December - 02 birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1738 Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on December - 02.
1754 William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on December - 02.
0537 On December - 02 sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies
1348 On December - 02 death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
1381 On this day in history death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic
1463 Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on December - 02.
1515 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on this day in history.
1552 On this day in history death of francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
1592 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on December - 02.
1615 Death of Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on December - 02.