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 This day in History - February 18
418 Historic Events for February 18
999

Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies

Death
1129

Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II

Event
1217

Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59

Death
1397

Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56

Death
1404

Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura)

Birth
1455

Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies

Death
1478

Duke of Clarence, forced drowning in a wine barrel

Death
1503

Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)

Event
1516

Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)

Birth
1535

Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, dies at 48

Death
1535

Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, physician/theologian, dies

Death
1536

France and Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel

Event
1546

Martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62

Death
1559

Isaac Casaubon, naturalized English classical scholar, theologian

Birth
1563

Huguenot Jean Poltrot de M‚r‚ shoots gen Fran‡ois De Guise

Event
1564

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88

Death
1574

Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels

Event
1587

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]

Death
1609

Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)

Birth
1632

Giovanni Battista Vitali, composer

Birth
1634

Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution

Event
1660

Judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried

Death
1677

Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)

Birth
1678

John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published

Event
1683

Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, dies at 62

Death