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 This day in History - December 13
387 Historic Events for December 13
838

Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies

Death
863

Boudouin with the Iron Arm weds Charles de Kales' daughter Judith

Event
1048

Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74

Death
1124

Callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies

Death
1126

Hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies

Death
1204

Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69

Death
1250

Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55

Death
1294

Pope Coelestinus V ends term

Event
1404

Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74

Death
1521

Manoel I "the Great", King of Portugal (1495-1521), dies at 52

Death
1521

Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)

Birth
1533

Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69)

Birth
1545

Pope Paul III opens council of Trente

Event
1545

Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opens

Event
1553

Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)

Birth
1557

Niccol¢ Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies

Death
1565

Konrad von Gesner, naturalist, dies at 49

Death
1570

Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin

Event
1572

Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet under admiral Lumey

Event
1574

SelŒm II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), dies at 50

Death
1577

Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world

Event
1603

Franciscus Vieta, mathematician, dies in Paris at 63

Death
1621

Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree

Event
1622

Jan Campanus, composer, dies at 50

Death
1642

New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman

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