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 This day in History - May 29
397 Historic Events for May 29
526

Antioch struck by Earthquake; about 250,000 die

Event
757

St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
1138

Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) overthrows self for Innocentius II

Event
1167

Lombard League defeat Frederick Barbarossa at Battle of Legnano

Event
1176

Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa

Event
1415

Council of Konstanz

Event
1453

Constantine XI Dragases, last Byzantine Emperor, dies at 49

Death
1453

French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated

Event
1453

Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire

Event
1500

Bartholomeu Diaz de Narvaez (Novaez), Portuguese sea explorer, drowns

Death
1506

Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont

Event
1544

Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68

Death
1546

Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered

Death
1576

Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea

Event
1593

John Penry, English congressionalist, executed

Death
1627

Anne ML of Orl‚ans, duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle)

Birth
1629

Arnold Baert, Flemish lawyer/member of Great Council, dies at about 74

Death
1630

Charles II, King of England (1660-85)

Birth
1630

Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

Event
1652

English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under lt-adm Tromp

Event
1660

Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth

Event
1660

Peter Scriverius, lawyer/historian, dies at 44

Death
1660

Gy”rgy R k¢czi II, prince of Transsylvania, dies in battle

Death
1673

Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, lawyer/president of High Council

Birth
1680

Abraham Megerle, composer, dies at 73

Death