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 This day in History - February 3
420 Historic Events for February 3
474

Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies

Death
865

Ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies

Death
1368

Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)

Birth
1377

Cardinal Robert of Geneva (anti-pope Clemens VII) starts term

Event
1377

Mass execution of population of Cesena Italy

Event
1399

John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile and Le¢n, dies at 58

Death
1451

Murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies

Death
1468

Johann Gensfleisch Gutenberg, printer, dies

Death
1488

Bartholomeus Diaz discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)

Event
1525

Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer

Birth
1536

Garc¡a de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies

Death
1547

Russian czar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova

Event
1558

Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies

Death
1576

Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris

Event
1591

German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau

Event
1602

Paul Melissus, [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62

Death
1648

Louis Bouteiller, composer

Birth
1653

Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile

Event
1655

Fran‡ois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized

Birth
1660

General Moncks army reaches London

Event
1679

Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53

Death
1690

1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)

Event
1697

Sjoucke Gabbes, Frisian sailor, dies/buried on Dirk-Hartog Island

Death
1715

Gottfried Vopelius, composer, dies at 70

Death
1736

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer

Birth