On This Day in History for February 14

Events in History

  • 842 Charles II & Louis the German sign The Oaths of Strasbourg, a pact uniting their armies in fights against their older brother Lothar
  • 1014 Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1076 Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)
  • 1130 Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II
  • 1349 900 Jews are burned alive in Strasbourg and similar number banned from the city after being blamed for the spread of the Black Death
  • 1540 Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
  • 1556 English Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic
  • 1615 Peruvian nobleman Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala writes to offer Spanish King Philip III his newly completed Chronicle of Andean history and Spanish rule - now only indigenous Andean viewpoint to survive (Danish National Library) [1]
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Weddings in History

  • 1451 Louis, dauphin of France (later Louis XI) (27) marries Charlotte of Savoy (9) without the consent of King Charles VII
  • 1613 King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik
  • 1903 Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (27) weds Swiss watch heiress Emma Rauschenbach (19), until her death in 1955

Divorces in History

  • 1919 German theoretical physicist Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Serbian physicist and mathematician Mileva Marić (43) after 16 years of marriage

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