On This Day in History for June 13

Events in History

  • 1325 Ibn Battuta begins his travels, leaving his home in Tangiers to travel to Mecca (gone 24 years)
  • 1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Perpetual Alliance (world's oldest still in existence) signed in London between King Edward III of England and King Ferdinand I of Portugal [1]
  • 1392 Assassination attempt on Olivier de Clisson, Constable of France, by Pierre de Craon fails
  • 1547 King Ferdinand of Austria subjects himself on Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
  • 1665 Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1707 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II (aka Francis II Rákóczi)
  • 1721 England signs Treaty of Madrid
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Weddings in History

  • 1525 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
  • 1625 English king Charles I marries French princess Henrietta Maria at Canterbury cathedral in Canterbury, England
  • 1850 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

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Deaths in History

  • 1036 Ali az-Zahir, 7th Caliph of the Fātimids (1021-36), dies at 30
  • 1142 Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies
  • 1231 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint, dies at 35
  • 1256 Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
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