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 This day in History - February 7
406 Historic Events for February 7
590

Pelagius II, Gothic Pope (579-90), dies from plague

Death
1301

Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes 1st prince of Wales

Event
1478

Thomas More, lawyer/lord chancellor of England/saint (Utopia)

Birth
1522

Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish/Austrian Branches

Event
1550

Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III

Event
1556

Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren

Birth
1569

King Philip II forms inquistion in South America

Event
1589

Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician

Birth
1593

Jacques Amyot, French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79

Death
1609

Ferdinand I, cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies

Death
1612

Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)

Birth
1613

Michail Romanov (16) becomes czar of Russia

Event
1639

Acad‚mie Fran‡aise begins Dictionary of French Language

Event
1653

Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France

Event
1655

Jean-Fran‡ois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)

Birth
1668

Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"

Event
1688

Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, [Marijke Meu], princess of Orange

Birth
1693

Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]

Birth
1700

Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)

Birth
1707

Carl August Thielo, composer

Birth
1710

William Boyce, English organist/composer of Cathedral music

Birth
1739

Joseph Pouteau, composer

Birth
1740

Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP

Birth
1743

Lodovico Giustini, composer, dies at 57

Death
1749

Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76

Death