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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
417

Innocent I, Italian Pope (401-417), dies

Death
604

Gregory I the Great, Pope (590-604), dies at 64

Death
1000

Odo of Lagery elected as Pope Urban II, replacing Victor III

Event
1054

Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome

Event
1144

Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II

Event
1209

Djamal al-din Abu Mohammed Iljas Nizami, Persian poet, dies

Death
1336

Eduard, Duke of Gelre (1361-71) husband of Catharina of Bayern

Birth
1350

Orvieto city says it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples

Event
1365

University of Vienna founded

Event
1471

Dionysius the Carthusian/van Rijkel, Dutch scholastic theologist, dies

Death
1479

Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence

Birth
1496

Johannes de Lapide, [Johan Heynlin], German philosopher, dies

Death
1496

Jews are expelled from Syria

Event
1507

Cesare Borgia, cardinal/soldier/politician, killed in battle at 31

Death
1515

Caspar Othmayr, composer

Birth
1563

John Bull, composer of British natl anthem (God Save The King), dies

Death
1570

Jacob van den Eynden, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies

Death
1572

Lu¡s Vaz de Camoes publishes "Os Lus¡ados" in Portugal

Event
1587

English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower

Event
1594

Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies

Event
1597

England routes troops to Amiens

Event
1609

Bermuda becomes an English colony

Event
1619

Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia

Event
1622

Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint

Event
1628

John Bull, English organist/composer, dies

Death