Today in Tudor History...
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.
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.
1469 –Birth of Ferdinand II of Naples
1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.
1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn took to her chamber at Greenwich Palace in preparation for the birth of her first child.
1551 –Death of Margaret Leijonhufvud, wife of Gustav I of Sweden
1555 - Mary I and her husband, Philip of Spain, departed from Whitehall in preparation for Philip’s return to the Low Countries.
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
1593 – Pierre Barrière fails in his attempt to assassinate King Henry IV of France.