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 This day in History - June 18
398 Historic Events for June 18
741

Leo III de Isaurier, Byzantine Emperor (717-41), dies

Death
860

Swedish Vikings attack Constantinople

Event
1155

Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor

Event
1164

Elisabeth von Sch”nau, German mystic (Visiones), dies at about 34

Death
1178

Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno

Event
1178

5 Canterbury monks report explosion on moon (only known observation)

Event
1291

Alfonso III, King of Aragon (1285-91), dies

Death
1316

Peace of Fexhe: prince-bishop Adolf II of Mark and Luikse towns

Event
1464

Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter, dies at 65

Death
1511

Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence

Birth
1511

Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect

Birth
1529

Blackfriars begin: Henry VIII and Catharina of Arag¢n

Event
1538

Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V and King French I

Event
1541

Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

Event
1574

Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland

Event
1580

States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship

Event
1580

Juliana van Stolberg, Engraver of Nassau, dies

Death
1581

Thomas Overbury, poet (baptized)

Birth
1583

Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was œ383

Event
1588

Anna, daughter of prince Willem I/Anna van Saksen, dies at 24

Death
1629

Piet Heyn, lt-admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies in battle at 51

Death
1629

Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn vs Dunkerk Cape

Event
1639

Treaty of Berwick: End 1st Bishop war

Event
1643

Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies

Event
1667

Louise Henri‰tte, daughter of Frederik Hendrik, dies at 39

Death