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 This day in History - August 13
361 Historic Events for August 13
523

St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
587

Radegundis, daughter of Thrings king Berthar/saint, dies

Death
662

Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies

Death
900

Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29

Death
1099

Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II

Event
1134

Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies

Death
1191

Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies

Death
1278

Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65

Death
1415

King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River

Event
1422

William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)

Birth
1516

Kings Charles I and Fran‡ois I signs Treaty of Noyons

Event
1521

Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs

Event
1578

Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands

Event
1608

John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication

Event
1617

Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist

Birth
1624

Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

Event
1630

Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein

Event
1637

Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/govt leader (OIC), dies

Death
1642

Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap

Event
1645

Sweden and Denmark sign Peace of Br”msebro

Event
1651

Litchfield, CT founded

Event
1655

Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)

Birth
1674

Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35

Death
1692

Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer

Birth
1695

-15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels

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