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 This day in History - March 3
501 Historic Events for March 3
78

Origin of Saka Era (India)

Event
468

St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius

Event
493

Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker

Event
561

Pelagius I, Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies

Death
1191

Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf, sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52

Death
1409

Austrian civil war ends

Event
1431

Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV

Event
1459

Ausias March, Catalan poet, dies

Death
1500

Reginald Pole, English Cardinal/"heretic"

Birth
1554

Johan F de Greatmoedige, ruler of Saxon, dies

Death
1554

Johan Frederik, the Generous, elector of Saxon (1532-47), dies at 50

Death
1580

Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies

Death
1583

Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher

Birth
1589

Gisbertus Voetius, [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist

Birth
1606

Edmund Waller, England, poet (Penshust)

Birth
1627

Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil

Event
1634

1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)

Event
1635

Philips de l'Espinoy, historian/mayor of Ghent, dies

Death
1638

Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden

Event
1652

Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)

Birth
1703

Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London

Death
1705

Michael Schevenstuhl, composer

Birth
1706

Johann Pachelbel, organist/composer (Sterbens-Gedancken), dies at 52

Death
1707

Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88

Death
1717

Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75

Death