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 This day in History - October 26
363 Historic Events for October 26
899

Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies

Death
1132

Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered

Death
1235

Andr s II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies

Death
1366

Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth

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1387

Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace

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1407

Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow

Event
1440

Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged

Death
1466

Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, scholar/author (In Praise of Folly)

Birth
1483

Hans Buchner, composer

Birth
1492

Lead pencils 1st used

Event
1492

Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

Event
1524

Spanish troops give Milan to France

Event
1529

Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor

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1534

Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht

Event
1576

Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies

Death
1607

Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52

Death
1608

Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies

Death
1640

Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63

Death
1645

Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)

Birth
1658

Francisco de Borja y Arag¢n Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies

Death
1661

Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies

Death
1662

Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France

Event
1667

Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)

Event
1673

Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)

Birth
1674

Prince Willem III occupies Grave

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