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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1600

Jos‚ the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)

Death
1620

Fran‡ois Charpentier, French scholar/archaeologist

Birth
1621

Michael Praetorius, German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50

Death
1637

Ferdinand III succeeds Ferdinand II as Holy Roman Emperor

Event
1637

Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hun/German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58

Death
1650

Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)

Birth
1660

Klaas Geritsz Compaen, Dutch buccaneer/merchant, dies at 72

Death
1660

Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans

Birth
1666

Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist (eardrums, glottis)

Birth
1677

King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

Event
1680

John Swammerdam, anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43

Death
1680

Jan Swammerdam, Dutch entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 41

Death
1686

Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide," premieres in Paris

Event
1686

Mathias Rauchmller, German sculptor (Piasten mausoleum Poland), dies

Death
1689

German Parliament declares war on France

Event
1701

Adam Drese, German composer, dies at 80

Death
1705

Charles A Vanloo, French painter

Birth
1707

Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist

Birth
1710

Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)

Birth
1713

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies

Death
1726

Abraham Clark, farmer/lawyer, signed Declaration of Independence

Birth
1740

Ernst Eichner, composer

Birth
1744

John Hadley, inventor (sextant), dies

Death
1744

Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer, dies at 49

Death
1745

Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny," premieres in London

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