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 This day in History - May 5
406 Historic Events for May 5
311

Gaius VM Galerius, emperor of Rome, dies at about 50

Death
553

2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens

Event
1028

Alfonso V, King of Le¢n/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle

Death
1194

Kazimierz II, the Justified, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies

Death
1309

Charles II, the Lame, King of Naples (1285-1309), dies

Death
1352

Ruprecht, Roman catholic German king

Birth
1382

Battle of Beverhoutsveld - population beats drunken army

Event
1430

Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany

Event
1494

On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica

Event
1504

Anton of Burgundy, the Great Bastard, knight, dies at about 82

Death
1525

Frederik III, the Wise, ruler of Saxon (1486-1525), dies at 62

Death
1553

Erasmus Alberus, Germ theologist (Barfsser M”nche), dies at about 52

Death
1557

Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing, baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty

Birth
1582

Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies

Death
1604

Claudio Merulo, Italian organist/composer, dies at 71

Death
1613

Johann Steuerlein, composer, dies at 66

Death
1635

Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)

Birth
1640

English Short Parliament unites

Event
1646

King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

Event
1657

Jacques Danican Philidor, composer

Birth
1665

Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow

Event
1678

Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70

Death
1680

Giuseppe Porsile, composer

Birth
1702

Jacob Hintze, composer, dies at 79

Death
1705

Leopold I von Hapsburg, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64

Death