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 This day in History - August 6
394 Historic Events for August 6
258

St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
258

Sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded

Death
523

Hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies

Death
523

St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
768

[Constantine] ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
939

Battle at Simancas-Spain beats Moors

Event
966

Berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963)

Death
1181

Supernova observed by Chinese and Japanese astronomers

Event
1195

Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies

Death
1221

Dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)

Death
1272

Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies

Death
1458

Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58), dies at 79

Death
1497

John Cabot returns to Bristol from North-America

Event
1504

Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury

Birth
1548

Georg Rhau/Rhaw, German cantor/composer/music publisher, dies

Death
1588

Spanish Armada under Medina Sidonia anchors

Event
1600

Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588

Event
1601

Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius

Event
1619

Barbara Strozzi, composer

Birth
1623

Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare, dies

Death
1623

Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII

Event
1625

Earl Earnest Casimir appointed as viceroy of Groningen

Event
1637

Ben Johnson, dramatist/playwright, dies at 65

Death
1638

Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher

Birth
1644

Fran‡oise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV

Birth