1578 On this day in history birth of agostino Agazzari, composer
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history birth of ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1738 Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on December - 02.
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 Death of Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297) on December - 02.
1381 On December - 02 death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic
1463 On this day in history albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies
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 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on this day in history.
1615 Death of Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on December - 02.