Historical Events In February - 03
Friday, 21 February 2020
0474 Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on February - 03.
0619 Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.
0699 Saint Werburgh on this day in history.
0865 On February - 03 ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies
1014 On this day in history king Sweyn I of Denmark
1112 Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states on February - 03.
1368 Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422) on this day in history.
1377 Cardinal Robert of Geneva (anti-pope Clemens VII) starts term on this day in history.
1377 On February - 03 mass execution of population of Cesena Italy
1399 John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1451 Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire on this day in history.
1451 On this day in history murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies
1468 On February - 03 johann Gensfleisch Gutenberg, printer, dies
1488 On this day in history bartholomeus Diaz discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)
1509 The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India on this day in history.
1525 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer on February - 03.
1536 Garcia de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies on this day in history.
1547 On February - 03 russian czar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova
1558 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies on February - 03.
1576 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris on this day in history.
1591 On this day in history german monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
1602 Paul Melissus, [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62 on February - 03.
1648 On this day in history louis Bouteiller, composer
1653 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile on this day in history.
1655 On February - 03 francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized
1660 On this day in history general Moncks army reaches London
1679 On February - 03 jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53
1690 The first paper money in America issued (colony of Massachusetts) on February - 03.
1690 On this day in history 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
1697 On February - 03 sjoucke Gabbes, Frisian sailor, dies/buried on Dirk-Hartog Island
1699 The colony of Massachusetts issues paper money for the first time in America, as it pays its soldiers fighting against Quebec on February - 03.
1715 On February - 03 gottfried Vopelius, composer, dies at 70
1736 On February - 03 johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer
1740 Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily on February - 03.