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 This day in History - February 9
434 Historic Events for February 9
1267

Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps

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1404

Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor

Birth
1441

Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)

Birth
1499

France and Venice sign treaty against Milan

Event
1537

Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England

Event
1540

The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)

Event
1554

Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated

Event
1555

John Hooper, deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy

Death
1567

Henry Stuart, earl of Darnley/Consort of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered

Death
1574

Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht

Event
1578

Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo)

Birth
1579

John Meursius, [van Meurs], Dutch historian

Birth
1583

Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake

Death
1588

Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies

Death
1602

Franciscus van de Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker/tutor of Spinoza

Birth
1607

Abraham Megerle, composer

Birth
1617

Hans Christoph Haiden, composer, dies at 44

Death
1621

Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)

Event
1640

Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27

Death
1667

Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty

Event
1670

Frederik III, King of Denmark/Norway (1648-70), dies at 60

Death
1674

English reconquer NY from Netherlands

Event
1675

Gerard Dou, Dutch painter, buried

Death
1682

Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved," premieres in London

Event
1708

Egidio Romoaldo Duni, composer (op‚ra-comique)

Birth