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 This day in History - February 21
407 Historic Events for February 21
556

Maximianus van Ravenna, bishop (Basilica S Stefano), dies

Death
1173

Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Absp of Canterbury

Event
1417

Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt)

Birth
1431

England begins trial against Joan of Arc

Event
1484

Joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)

Birth
1513

Julius II, [Giuliano dellea Rovere], Pope (1503-13), dies at 69

Death
1554

Hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies

Death
1556

Sethus Calvisius, composer

Birth
1564

Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comt‚

Event
1574

Spanish garrison of Middelburg Neth surrenders

Event
1583

Groningen Neth begins using Gregorian calendar

Event
1595

Robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged

Death
1598

Boris Godunov crowned tsar

Event
1613

Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected Russian tsar

Event
1624

Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28

Death
1648

Christian IV, king of Denmark/Norway, dies

Death
1653

Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede/Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71

Death
1673

Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet

Event
1674

Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer

Birth
1675

Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland

Event
1677

[Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza, philosopher, dies at 44

Death
1684

Pieter van den Abeelen, Dutch medallist/jeweller, dies at about 75

Death
1684

Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)

Birth
1689

Isaacus Vossius, Dutch [Isaac Vos], librarian, dies

Death
1690

Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer

Birth