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 This day in History - January 12
396 Historic Events for January 12
689

Benedict Biscop, English saint, dies

Death
1049

Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81

Death
1167

Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56

Death
1390

Peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67

Death
1483

Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland

Birth
1492

Andreas Alicatus, Italian author

Birth
1493

Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily

Event
1517

Vasco N£¤ez de Balboa, Spanish conquistador/admiral, beheaded at 41

Death
1519

Maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies

Death
1537

Lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies

Death
1552

Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed

Event
1562

Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy

Birth
1576

Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian

Birth
1580

Jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp)

Birth
1583

Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)

Event
1588

Jose Ribera [Lo Spagnoletto], Spanish painter

Birth
1588

John Winthrop, 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony)

Birth
1598

Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso

Event
1599

Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter

Birth
1638

Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)

Birth
1665

Pierre de Fermat, Fr lawyer/mathematician (principle of F), dies at 63

Death
1665

Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer/mathematician

Birth
1674

Giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68

Death
1674

Reinhard Keiser, composer

Birth
1684

French king Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

Event