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 This day in History - February 11
461 Historic Events for February 11
385

Oldest Pope elected; Siricius-bishop of Tarragona

Event
641

Heraclius, emperor of Byzantium (610-641), dies at about 65

Death
731

Gregory II, Greek-Syrian Pope, dies

Death
821

Benedict of Aniane, saint, dies

Death
824

St Paschal I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
824

Paschal I, Italian Pope (817-24), dies

Death
867

Theodora, the Saint, beauty queen/empress of Byzantine, dies

Death
1141

Hugo of St-Victor, philosopher/theologist/mystic, dies

Death
1380

Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italy, humanist

Birth
1465

Elizabeth of York, London, Consort of King Henry VII

Birth
1503

Elizabeth of York, Consort of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday

Death
1506

Juliana van Stolberg, engraver of Nassau

Birth
1531

Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England

Event
1535

Gregory XIV, [Niccol• Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)

Birth
1543

Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

Event
1543

Ahmed Gran, sultan of Adal, dies in battle

Death
1543

Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Moslem army

Event
1554

Lady Jane Grey, deposed Queen of England, beheaded after 9 day rule

Death
1557

John Wtenbogaert, remonstrants theologist

Birth
1568

Honor‚ d'Urf‚, French writer (L'Astr‚e)

Birth
1573

1st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)

Event
1575

King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

Event
1622

Alfonso Fontanelli, composer, dies at 64

Death
1638

Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode

Event
1650

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

Death