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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1060

Henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52

Death
1181

Supernova seen in Cassiopia

Event
1204

Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered

Death
1265

Battle at Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort

Event
1265

Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle

Death
1306

V clav III, last Premysliden-king of Bohemia (1305-06), murdered

Death
1347

English troops conquer Ft Calais

Event
1351

Sea battle at Zwartewaal: Willem V beats Hoeksen and English

Event
1430

Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26

Death
1476

Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded

Death
1502

Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer

Birth
1526

Juan Sebasti…n Cano, Spanish explorer, dies

Death
1558

1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)

Event
1566

Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies

Death
1578

2 Moroccan royalist, dies in battle

Death
1578

Sebastiaan, king of Portugal (1557-78), dies in battle at about 24

Death
1578

Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed

Event
1584

John van Hembyze, South Netherlands Calvinist, dies at 71

Death
1598

London's head office of Hanze closed

Event
1598

William Cecil 1st baron Burghley, English premier, dies at 77

Death
1633

George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 60

Death
1636

Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil

Event
1639

Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58

Death
1664

Louis Lully, composer

Birth
1666

Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Christopher; thousands die

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