On This Day in History for June 22

Events in History

  • 217 BC Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom
  • 168 BC Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War
  • 431 Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens to settle dispute between Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople and Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria
  • 816 Pope Stephen IV, [V] elected to succeed Leo III
  • 1266 Pope Clement IV commissions English philosopher Roger Bacon to begin "writings and remedies for current conditions" ie. write a summary of the sciences (results in his 1267 "opus major")
  • 1377 10-year-old Richard of Bordeaux succeeds his grandfather Edward III as Richard II, king of England
  • 1476 Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
  • 1497 Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
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Deaths in History

  • 1037 Avicenna [Ibn Sina] Persian polymath, astronomer, scientist, physician and philosopher (The Canon of Medicine), dies at 56 or 57 (probable date) [1]
  • 1276 Catholic Pope Innocent V [Pierre the Tarantaise], 1st Dominican Order pope, dies after just over five months in the job, at about 51
  • 1429 Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
  • 1521 Leonardo Loredan, Venetian nobleman, statesman and Doge of Venice (1501-21), dies at 84
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