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 This day in History - May 2
386 Historic Events for May 2
649

Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies

Death
1250

Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered

Death
1345

"Quaden Maendach" in Gent: Battles between volders and weavers

Event
1459

Pierozzi Antoninus, Italian archbishop of Florence/saint, dies

Death
1488

Jacob van Horne, Burgundy statesman, dies

Death
1497

John Cabot departs to North-America

Event
1519

Leonardo Da Vinci, artist/scientist, dies at 67

Death
1526

German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldische League

Event
1536

King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery and incest

Event
1551

William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)

Birth
1567

Marin Drzic, Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje), dies

Death
1595

King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Neth

Event
1598

France and Spain signs Peace of Vervins

Event
1601

Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)

Birth
1652

Frederik Hendriks daughter Albertine Agnes marries Willem Frederik

Event
1660

Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)

Birth
1668

Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution

Event
1668

1st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands

Event
1669

Pieter Jansz Post, master builder (Waag, Gouda), dies at 61

Death
1670

King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company

Event
1685

Adriaen van Ostade, Dutch painter, buried

Death
1703

Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant

Event
1727

Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70

Death
1729

Catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96)

Birth
1729

Florian Johann Deller, composer

Birth