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 This day in History - March 4
407 Historic Events for March 4
1152

Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king

Event
1172

Stephan III, King of Hungary (1162-72), dies

Death
1394

Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery

Birth
1461

Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England

Event
1484

Kazimierz, the Saint, Polish ruler/saint, dies at 25

Death
1492

Francesco de Layolle, composer

Birth
1540

Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife

Event
1570

King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students

Event
1590

Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda

Event
1595

Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest

Death
1611

George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury

Event
1615

Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies

Death
1617

Arcangelo Crivelli, composer, dies at 70

Death
1621

Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia

Event
1651

John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)

Birth
1665

English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands

Event
1675

John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

Event
1678

Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)

Birth
1681

King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Penn

Event
1699

Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany

Event
1719

Aert Schouman, Dutch bird/portrait painter

Birth
1741

English fleet under admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena

Event
1742

Johann Heinrich Egli, composer

Birth
1747

Casimir Pulaski, Count/American Revolutionary War general

Birth
1754

Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer

Birth