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 This day in History - July 8
378 Historic Events for July 8
810

Pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies (birth date unknown)

Death
951

Paris is founded

Event
975

Edgar, King of England (959-75), dies

Death
1115

Petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies

Death
1153

Eugene III, [Bernardo], Italian Pope (1145-53), dies

Death
1249

Alexander II, king of Scotland (1215-49), dies at 51

Death
1253

Thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies

Death
1496

Benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies

Death
1497

Vasco da Gama departs for trip to India

Event
1528

Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland

Birth
1531

Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71

Death
1538

Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), dies at about 63

Death
1545

Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II

Birth
1551

Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond and Buren

Event
1574

Giovanni Battista Stefanini, composer

Birth
1604

Heinrich Albert, Germany, composer (Arien oder Melodien)

Birth
1621

Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)

Birth
1623

Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69

Death
1637

Johann Georg Ebeling, composer

Birth
1638

Matteo Coferati, composer

Birth
1654

1st Jewish colonist arrive in US (Jacob Barsimson in Manhattan)

Event
1656

Alexander van der Capellen, mister of Aartsbergen, dies at about 64

Death
1663

King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

Event
1672

Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general

Event
1679

Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies

Death