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    26 August 1346 – Killed in the Battle of Crécy:

    Charles II, Count of Alençon 

    Louis I, Count of Flanders

    Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine 

    John of Bohemia 


    1444 – Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: A vastly outnumbered force of Swiss Confederates is defeated by the Dauphin Louis (future Louis XI of France) and his army of 'Armagnacs' near Basel.

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    1462 – Death of Catherine Zaccaria, Despotess of the Morea


    1466 – A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.

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    1469 –Birth of  Ferdinand II of Naples


    1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.

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    1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn took to her chamber at Greenwich Palace in preparation for the birth of her first child.

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    1551 –Death of Margaret Leijonhufvud, wife of Gustav I of Sweden

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    1555 - Mary I and her husband, Philip of Spain, departed from Whitehall in preparation for Philip’s return to the Low Countries.

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    1595 – Death of António, Prior of Crato


    27 August 1450 – Death of Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician 


    1471 – Birth of George, Duke of Saxony 


    1487 – Birth of Anna of Brandenburg


    1590 – Death of Pope Sixtus V 

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    1593 – Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.

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