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 This day in History - March 20
415 Historic Events for March 20
141

6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event
842

Alfonso II the Chaste, king of Asturia (791-842), dies

Death
1191

Clement III, [Paolo Scolari], Pope (1187-91, 3rd crusades), dies

Death
1345

Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"

Event
1351

Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies

Death
1393

Johannes Nepomucenus, [Jan Nepomucky], Czech saint, killed

Death
1415

Henry IV Bolingbroke, King of England (1399-1413), dies at 45

Death
1501

Jean Carondelet, lawyer/chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72

Death
1525

Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants

Event
1531

Sicke Freerks/Frericx, [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded

Death
1549

Thomas Seymour of Sudely, English Lord Admiral, beheaded

Death
1568

Albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia, dies at 77

Death
1569

Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the C‚

Event
1598

French king Henri IV and duke van Mercour sign treaty

Event
1602

United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

Event
1616

Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

Event
1617

Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50

Death
1619

Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies

Death
1627

France and Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism

Event
1634

Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)

Birth
1646

Matthew Vossius, historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35

Death
1680

Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater)

Birth
1697

Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"

Event
1703

Johann Kunckel/Kunkel, German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies

Death
1725

Abdl-Hamid I, 27th sultan of Turkey (1774-89)

Birth