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 This day in History - February 25
440 Historic Events for February 25
779

Walburgis, Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies

Death
1095

Council of Rockingham: bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus

Event
1247

Hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies

Death
1358

Dalmati‰ flees Venice

Event
1495

Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35

Death
1497

Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France

Event
1502

Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats govt machine

Event
1540

Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola M‚xico

Event
1570

Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, absolves her subjects from allegiance

Event
1601

Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth

Death
1602

Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51

Death
1605

Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

Event
1623

Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts

Event
1634

Van Friedland/Mecklenburg, general-admiral, dies at 50

Death
1634

Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50

Death
1634

Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein

Event
1635

Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen

Birth
1643

Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)

Birth
1643

Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60

Death
1643

Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-indians

Event
1667

Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River

Event
1680

Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer

Birth
1682

Alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37

Death
1707

Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)

Birth
1713

Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55

Death