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 This day in History - February 1
526 Historic Events for February 1
656

Sigebert III, king of Austrasia, dies at about 25

Death
772

Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
1204

Alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered

Death
1248

Hendrik II, duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies

Death
1294

Louis II, the Stern, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies

Death
1328

Charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies

Death
1502

Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies

Death
1539

Emperor Karel and King Fran‡ois I sign anti-English treaty

Event
1542

Hieronymus Aleander, [Gir¢lamo Aleandro], Ital diplomat, dies at 61

Death
1552

Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)

Birth
1587

English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence

Event
1603

Michael Trumper, composer

Birth
1605

Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic

Birth
1633

Gabriel Schutz, composer

Birth
1650

Rene Descartes, philosopher "I think therefore I am", stops thinking

Death
1659

Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch Swiss lawyer/navigator (Easter Island)

Birth
1662

Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders for Chinese pirates

Event
1666

Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies

Death
1669

French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion

Event
1669

Abandoned child, Huygens friend poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31

Death
1669

Miguel Lopez, composer

Birth
1690

Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer

Birth
1691

Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80

Death
1691

George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56

Death
1694

John L baron van Elderen, 63rd bishop of Liege (1688-94), dies at 73

Death