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 This day in History - November 5
352 Historic Events for November 5
1228

Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China

Event
1370

Kazimierz III, the Great, king of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61

Death
1414

Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens

Event
1492

Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

Event
1494

Hans Sachs, composer

Birth
1515

Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter, dies at 41

Death
1530

St Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast

Event
1534

Joachim Camerarius, German botanist/physician (horticulture catalog)

Birth
1549

Philippe du Plessis, France, author

Birth
1556

Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi

Event
1556

Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu

Event
1559

Kano Motonobu, Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83

Death
1563

Anna van Nassau, daughter of prince Willem I/Anna of Saksen

Birth
1603

Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies

Death
1605

Gunpowder Plot; Catholics try to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered and leader Guy Fawkes hanged

Event
1630

Spain and England sign peace treaty

Event
1639

1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts

Event
1654

Christian Liebe, composer

Birth
1666

Attilio Ariosti, composer

Birth
1669

John Coccejus, German/Neth reformed theologist, dies at about 66

Death
1675

Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship designer, dies at 52

Death
1678

Brandenburgse troops occupy Greifswald in Sweden

Event
1680

Gillis Valckenier, mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57

Death
1725

Spain and Austria sign secret treaty

Event
1737

Johan W van Ripperda, Dutch diplomat/baron/duke, dies at 55

Death