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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
257

St Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
257

Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies

Death
640

Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies

Death
686

John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies

Death
1002

Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64

Death
1057

Frederik van Lotharingen elected as 1st Belgium, Pope Stephen IX [X]

Event
1075

John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies

Death
1100

William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44

Death
1332

Christoffel II, king of Denmark (Handf‘stning), dies at 55

Death
1375

1st roller skating rink opens (London)

Event
1451

Elisabeth von G”rlitz, duchess of Luxembourg, dies

Death
1455

Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)

Birth
1492

Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

Event
1512

Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher, dies at 48

Death
1542

French troops leave Flanders

Event
1552

Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion

Event
1578

Battle of Rijmenam

Event
1581

Leiden University names Snellius math professor

Event
1589

Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37

Death
1600

Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70

Death
1610

Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay

Event
1627

Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter

Birth
1632

Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)

Birth
1649

Elisabeth Bas, wife of Dutch Adm Swartenhondt, dies at about 78

Death
1655

Alfonso de la Cueva, Spanish marquis of Bedmar/diplomat, dies at 83

Death