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 This day in History - March 13
412 Historic Events for March 13
483

St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
607

12th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event
1138

German king Koenraad II von Hohenstaufen crowned

Event
1202

Mieszko III, the Elder, grand duke of Poland (1173-77, 1200-02), dies

Death
1516

Vladislav II Jagiello, king of Bohemia (1490-1516), dies at 60

Death
1519

Cortez lands in M‚xico

Event
1548

Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist/apostole

Birth
1558

Jean Fernel, French physician/physiologist, dies

Death
1560

Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli

Event
1564

Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels

Event
1567

Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger

Event
1569

Louis Cond‚, French prince/co-leader of Hugenot, dies in battle

Death
1569

Lodewijk Cond‚, French prince/co-leader of Hugenot, dies

Death
1569

Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots

Event
1573

Michel de l'H“pital, chancellor of France (1560-68), dies at about 65

Death
1591

Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai

Event
1599

Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit/saint

Birth
1615

Innocent XII, [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700)

Birth
1619

Richard Burbage, English actor (Shakespeare), dies

Death
1634

Acad‚mie Fran‡aise opens

Event
1639

Cambridge College renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard

Event
1656

Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam

Event
1677

Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000

Event
1696

Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu, French marshal

Birth
1700

James Kent, composer

Birth