On This Day in History for February 5

Events in History

  • 816 Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity
  • 1428 King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
  • 1488 Roman Catholic German Emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
  • 1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescue Bologna, which was under siege from a combined Papal-Spanish army
  • 1556 King Henry II of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V sign the Treaty of Vaucelles, creating a temporary truce in the Italian War of 1551–59
  • 1572 Beggars assault Oisterwijk Neth, drive nuns out
  • 1576 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours
  • 1597 A group of early Japanese Christians, known as the 26 Martyrs, are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society
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