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 This day in History - February 2
491 Historic Events for February 2
506

King Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out

Event
962

Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor

Event
1032

Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy

Event
1032

Rudolf III, last independent king of Bourgundy, dies

Death
1119

Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II

Event
1141

Battle at Lincoln: King Stephen captured

Event
1435

Johanna II, lawless Queen of Naples (1414-35), dies at 61

Death
1461

2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrian defeat Yorkists

Event
1491

Martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40

Death
1502

Damiao de G¢is, Portuguese humanist scholar

Birth
1536

Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires

Event
1540

George Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen

Death
1550

English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed

Event
1563

Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54

Death
1583

Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess

Birth
1594

Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies at 68

Death
1595

Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)

Birth
1597

Lucas van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 61

Death
1600

Gabriel Naud‚, France, librarian (Mazarin Library)

Birth
1633

M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano," premieres in Rome

Event
1637

Zorilla's "El m s Impropio Verdugo Para Las," premieres in Madrid

Event
1649

Benedict XIII, [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)

Birth
1650

Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress/mistress (King Charles II)

Birth
1653

New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC)

Event
1660

Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45

Death