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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1076

Godfried III, with the Hump, duke of Neth-Lutherian, murdered

Death
1154

Rogier II Guiscard, King of Sicily (1101-54), dies at 60

Death
1266

Manfred, bastard son of Emperor Frederik II/king of Sicily, dies

Death
1266

Battle of Benevento

Event
1324

Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies

Death
1361

Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)

Birth
1531

Earthquake in Lisbon Spain, kills 20,000-30,000

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1534

Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht

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1538

Worp van Thabor, Frisian abbott of Thabor (Chronicon Frisiae), dies

Death
1561

Diana, dies at ñ40

Death
1577

Erik XIV Wasa, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies at 43

Death
1588

Nicolaus Erich, composer

Birth
1590

Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda

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1616

Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

Event
1630

William Brade, composer, dies

Death
1675

Guillaume Delisle, Paris France, geographer (Atlas G‚ographique)

Birth
1675

Johann Philipp Treiber, composer

Birth
1677

Nicola Fago, composer

Birth
1686

Godefroi L Count d'Estrades, French diplomat

Birth
1686

Godefroi L earl d'estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78

Death
1717

John Randall, composer

Birth
1726

Maximilian II M Emanuel, elect of Bavaria/governor of Netherlands, dies

Death
1732

1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia

Event
1732

Mass celebrated for 1st time at St Joseph's Church (Phila)

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1766

August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30

Death