Roman Catholic History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 384

  • 0230-07-21 St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0235-09-29 St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0235-11-21 St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope, will only rule for 40 days
  • 0236-01-03 Reign of St Anterus as Catholic Pope ends with his death after only 40 days
  • 0236-01-10 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0250-01-20 St Fabian ends his reign as Catholic Pope (236-50)
  • 0253-06-25 St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0254-05-12 Stephan I succeeds Lucius I as Catholic Pope
  • 0257-08-02 St Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0257-08-30 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0258-08-06 St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0269-01-03 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0274-01-04 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0283-12-17 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0296-04-22 St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0296-06-30 St Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

  • 0306-11-30 St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0310-04-18 St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0310-10-21 St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0311-07-02 St Militiades begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0314-01-31 St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0336-01-18 St Mark elected Catholic Pope
  • 0336-10-07 Pope Saint Mark's death ends his reign as Catholic Pope leaving the papacy vacant
  • 0337-02-06 St Julius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0352-05-17 Liberius begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Julius I
  • 0366-09-24 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0366-10-01 St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0384-12-11 St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366
  • 0399-11-27 St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0401-12-19 St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0401-12-22 St. Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0417-03-18 Saint Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0418-12-27 [Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0418-12-28 St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0419-04-03 [Etalius] ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0422-09-04 St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

  • 0422-09-10 St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0432-07-27 St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0432-07-31 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0440-08-18 St Sixtus III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0461-11-19 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0468-03-03 St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
  • 0483-03-13 St Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0492-03-01 St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0492-03-01 St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0496-11-24 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
  • 0496-12-25 King Clovis I is baptized a Roman Catholic in - first Germanic king to do so, according to Henry of Tours (year disputed)
  • 0523-08-06 St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0523-08-13 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0526-07-12 St Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0530-09-22 Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0530-09-22 St Felix IV reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0530-09-22 Discorus begins his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 0530-10-14 Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 0532-10-17 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0533-01-02 John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0535-05-08 John II's reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0535-05-13 St Agapitus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0536-04-22 St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0536-06-08 St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0555-06-07 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0556-04-16 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0561-07-17 John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
  • 0574-07-13 John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0575-06-02 Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0579-07-30 Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0579-11-26 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0590-09-03 St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0607-02-19 Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0608-09-15 St Boniface IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0609-05-13 Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church
  • 0615-05-08 St Boniface IV's reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0615-10-19 St Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0619-12-23 Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0625-10-25 Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0625-10-27 Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0638-10-12 Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected
  • 0640-05-28 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
  • 0640-12-24 John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0642-10-12 John IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0642-11-24 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0649-05-14 Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0649-07-05 St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0653-06-17 St Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0657-06-02 St Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0657-07-30 St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
  • 0672-01-27 St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0672-04-11 Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0676-06-17 Deusdedit III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0676-11-02 Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
  • 0678-06-27 St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0682-08-17 St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0683-07-03 St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0684-06-26 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0685-05-08 St Benedict II's as Catholic Pope ends after 11 months with his death
  • 0685-07-23 John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0686-10-21 Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0687-12-15 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
  • 0701-09-09 St Sergius I reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 0701-10-30 John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 198

  • 0801-09-08 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop and Saint, born in Amiens, France (d. 865)
  • 0973-05-06 Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (1014-24) and King of Germany (1002-24), born in Abbach, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1024)
  • 1002-06-21 Pope Leo IX [Bruno, Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg], Catholic Church's 151st pope (1049-54), born in Egisheim, Alsace, Upper Lorraine, France (d. 1054)
  • 1017-10-28 Henry III, Holy Roman emperor (1046-56) (d. 1056)
  • 1211-02-12 Henry VII, Roman catholic German king (1220-35)
  • 1253-10-17 Ivo of Kermartin, Catholic saint and patron of Brittany, born in Kermartin, Duchy of Brittany (d. 1303)
  • 1283-04-01 Ludwig IV of Baveria, Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
  • 1352-05-05 Rupert, King of Germany (1400-10), born in Amberg, Germany (d. 1410)
  • 1361-02-26 Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
  • 1378-12-31 Pope Callixtus III [Alfonso de Borgia], head of the Catholic Church & ruler of the Papal States (1455-58), born in Kingdom of Valencia (d. 1458)
  • 1380-06-24 Saint John of Capistrano, Franciscan friar and Catholic priest from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo, born in Capestrano, Abruzzi, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1456)
  • 1381-07-01 St. Laurence Justinian [Lorenzo Giustiniani], Italian catholic bishop and 1st Patriarch of Venice, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1456)

Person of interestJoan of Arc

1412-01-15 Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date), born in Domrémy, duchy of Bar, France (d. 1431)

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc

Person of interestFerdinand II of Aragon

1452-03-10 ferdinand ii, king of Aragon (1479-1516), King of Naples (1504-16), born in Sada Palace, Sos, Aragon (d. 1516)

King of Aragon Ferdinand II of Aragon
King of Aragon
Ferdinand II of Aragon
  • 1455-03-15 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
  • 1458-10-05 Saint Casimir, Kingdom of Poland prince and Roman Catholic saint, born in Wawel, Kraków, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1484)
  • 1464-04-23 Joan of France, Queen of France (1498) and catholic saint who founded several religious orders, born in Nogent-le-Roi (d. 1505)
  • 1477-01-14 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
  • 1480-02-13 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal, Treviso, Venice, Italy (d. 1542)
  • 1480-06-01 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • 1488-03-19 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (d. 1544)

Person of interestHenry VIII

1491-06-28 Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47) who separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, born in London (d. 1547)

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1495-11-21 John Bale, English bishop and anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan), born in Cove, Suffolk, England (d. 1563)
  • 1519-07-20 Pope Innocent IX [Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591), born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1591)
  • 1521-05-08 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1597)
  • 1521-12-13 Pope Sixtus V [Felice Piergentile], Pope of the Catholic Church (1585-90), born in Grottammare, Papal States (d. 1590)
  • 1533-02-14 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch Catholic priest & writer (Vita Jesu Christi), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1585)
  • 1535-02-11 Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)
  • 1540-01-25 Edmund Campion, English Catholic Jesuit priest & martyr, born in London, England (d. 1581)
  • 1548-03-13 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist and apostole vicar, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1614)
  • 1549-10-01 Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Flemish Roman Catholic nun, born in Almendral de la Cañada, Old Castile, Crown of Castile (d. 1626)
  • 1550-01-31 Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader, born (d. 1588)
  • 1550-05-25 Camillus de Lellis, Italian Roman Catholic saint (founder of the Ministers of the Sick), born in Bucchianico, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1614)

Person of interestGuy Fawkes

1570-04-13 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator who was convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the British Parliament, born in York, England (d. 1606)

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
  • 1581-02-17 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic Cardinal. private secretary to Pope Urban, born in Usigni (d. 1653)
  • 1581-04-24 Vincent de Paul, French Roman Catholic Saint, born in Pouy, Gascony, France (d. 1660)
  • 1585-10-28 Cornelius Jansen, French Roman Catholic reform leader (Jansenism), born in Acquoy, County of Holland, Dutch Republic (d. 1638)
  • 1599-03-13 Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit and Roman Catholic saint, born in Diest, Seventeen Provinces (d. 1621)
  • 1608-05-15 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)
  • 1609-05-16 Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church and military commander during the Thirty Years' War, born in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain (d. 1641)
  • 1612-02-06 Antoine Arnauld, French Roman Catholic theologian & philosopher & mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1694)
  • 1623-01-31 Francois de Laval, Catholic saint, 1st Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, born in Montigny-sur-Avre (d. 1708)
  • 1626-12-08 Christina, Queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic (1644-54), born in Tre Kronor Castle, Stockholm (d. 1689)
  • 1629-09-21 Philip Howard, English Roman Catholic cardinal, born in London (d. 1694)
  • 1629-11-01 St. Oliver Plunkett, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and last Catholic martyr to die in England, born in Loughcrew, County Meath, Ireland (d. 1681)
  • 1638-11-25 Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese Roman Catholic Queen of Charles II of England, born in Vila Vicosa, Portugal (d. 1705)
  • 1645-08-10 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1647-07-22 Margaretha Mary Alacoque, French Roman Catholic saint and mystic, born in L'Hautecour, France (d. 1690)
  • 1651-04-30 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest and saint of the Catholic Church, born in Reims, Champagne, Kingdom of France (d. 1719)
  • 1651-08-06 François Fénelon, French Roman Catholic theologian and writer (Playing for Time), born in Sainte-Mondane, France (d. 1715)
  • 1663-02-01 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Bonondo, Manila, Philippines (d. 1748)
  • 1673-01-31 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • 1678-03-15 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
  • 1678-07-26 Joseph I Habsburg, German king and Roman Catholic emperor (1705-11), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1711)
  • 1690-09-12 Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1775)
  • 1691-09-29 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
  • 1692-11-15 Eusebius Amort, German Roman Catholic theologian, born in Bibermuehle, Bavaria (d. 1775)
  • 1710-10-24 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1773)
  • 1719-08-20 Christian Mayer, Czech Catholic priest and astronomer, born in Modřice, Moravia (d. 1783)
  • 1720-02-26 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
  • 1725-04-23 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint, born in Muro, Naples, Italy (d. 1755)
  • 1735-01-08 John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop, born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (d. 1815)
  • 1757-06-08 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1824)

Person of interestElizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

1774-08-28 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), born in NYC, New York (d. 1821)

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • 1774-09-08 Anna Katharina Emmerick, Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist, born in Coesfeld, Westphalia, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1824)
  • 1775-11-27 Joachim le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary and publicist, born in Groningen, Netherlands (1847)
  • 1782-06-19 Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, French Catholic priest and writer (L'avenir), born in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France (d. 1854)
  • 1786-05-08 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, born in Dardilly, Lyonnais, Kingdom of France (d. 1859)
  • 1786-12-04 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
  • 1795-04-21 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint (founder of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate), born in Rome (d. 1850)
  • 1804-07-04 Désiré de Haerne, Belgian Catholic priest and Congressional leader, born in Ypres, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1804-09-14 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, born in Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, France (d. 1882)
  • 1807-02-08 Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman
  • 1809-07-30 Charles Chiniquy, Canadian Catholic priest who left the Roman Catholic Church and became a Presbyterian minister, born in Kamouraska, Quebec (d. 1899)
  • 1809-10-27 Peter Donders, Dutch Roman Catholic missionary to Suriname, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • 1813-03-07 Judocus Smits, Dutch Catholic newspaper pioneer/founder (The Time)
  • 1815-04-11 Clara Fey, German Roman Catholic Nun and the founder of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, born in Aachen, Prussia (d. 1894)
  • 1820-02-17 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)
  • 1821-03-01 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
  • 1822-10-29 Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)
  • 1824-03-15 Jules Chevalier, French Roman Catholic priest (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart), born in Richelieu, Touraine, France (d. 1907)
  • 1824-06-18 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1824-08-28 Carel van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician, born in Zevenaar, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • 1825-10-31 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1892)
  • 1827-04-23 Johann Friedrich von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer, born in Winterberg, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 1828-01-10 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate, born in Ostbevern, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1828-07-09 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, born in Bene Vagienna, Italy (d. 1913)
  • 1830-04-06 James Augustine Healy, Macon Ga, 1st African American Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1832-09-04 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat and Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Cologno al Serio, Italy (d. 1915)
  • 1833-10-02 William Corby, American Catholic priest and President of the University of Notre Dame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1897)
  • 1833-11-24 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
  • 1834-08-02 Isaac Capadose, clergyman in the Catholic Apostolic Church, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1920)
  • 1835-06-02 Pius X, [Giuseppe Sarto], 257th Roman Catholic pope (1903-14)
  • 1837-09-18 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (d. 1880)
  • 1839-08-30 Gulstan Ropert, French Roman Catholic prelate, born in Kerfago, Brittany, France (d. 1903)
  • 1844-03-02 Dr. Schaepman [Herman Schaepman], Dutch poet, Roman Catholic priest, theologian, and politician
  • 1845-08-09 André Bessette, Canadian Roman Catholic religious figure, born in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, Canada (d. 1937)
  • 1845-08-20 Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint, born in Igołomia, Małopolskie, Congress Poland (d. 1916)
  • 1846-05-17 Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, born in Totnes, England (d. 1917)
  • 1851-08-19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian Catholic Party politician and 19th Prime Minister of Belgium (1908-11), born in Wilsele, Belgium (d. 1917)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1525-06-13 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther

LoveWedding of Interest

1899-11-09 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey

LoveWedding of Interest

1904-01-28 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer

LoveWedding of Interest

1913-10-14 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

LoveWedding of Interest

1916-03-22 British author "The Lord of the Rings", J.R.R. Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

LoveWedding of Interest

1937-11-20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

Actor Jackie Coogan
Actor
Jackie Coogan
Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable

LoveWedding of Interest

1950-06-17 US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (22) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy

LoveWedding of Interest

1954-05-01 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-10-26 Lawyer and politician Rudy Giuliani (24) weds second cousin Regina Peruggi (22) in a large Roman Catholic ceremony in Bedford Park, The Bronx

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani

LoveWedding of Interest

1971-02-05 Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench

LoveWedding of Interest

1985-01-30 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

LoveWedding of Interest

1993-10-16 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1994-10-08 "Growing Pains" actress Tracey Gold (25) weds Roby Marshall (29) at St. Charles Catholic Church
  • 1996-05-18 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo
  • 1996-07-14 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

LoveWedding of Interest

1998-05-28 "Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless

LoveWedding of Interest

2001-04-18 NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

LoveWedding of Interest

2003-06-07 "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Supermodel
Christy Turlington
  • 2003-06-28 Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
  • 2004-07-31 "Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 2005-01-29 "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida

LoveWedding of Interest

2005-05-28 Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • 2006-05-26 Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne
  • 2007-02-17 Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church
  • 2008-07-12 Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2009-02-26 Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

LoveWedding of Interest

2009-08-01 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 2010-04-09 Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia
  • 2012-07-07 "The Office" Ellie Kemper (32) weds former "Conan O'Brien" writer Michael Koman at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in New York City
  • 2012-12-01 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2013-07-06 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • 2014-11-29 Reality TV personality Snooki (27) weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey
  • 2015-08-01 Actor Declan Donnelly weds Ali Astall at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Elswick, Tyne and Wear
  • 2019-01-01 Austrian women Nicole Kopaunik (37) and Daniela Paier (37) become the 1st same-sex couple to be officially married in the predominantly Catholic country, in a ceremony in Velden, southern Austria, shortly after midnight

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 223

  • 0274-12-30 St Felix I, dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0283-12-07 Catholic Pope Saint Eutychian
  • 0308-01-16 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
  • 0335-12-31 St. Silvester I, Catholic Pope, dies in office
  • 0384-12-11 Pope Saint Damasus I, Pope of the Catholic Church, dies
  • 0496-11-21 Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction
  • 0705-01-11 John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
  • 0707-10-18 John VII, Catholic Pope (705-07), of Greek ancestry, dies
  • 0741-11-28 Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III
  • 0757-04-26 Stephen II, Catholic Pope (752-757), dies at 43
  • 0772-01-24 Stephen III/IV, Catholic Pope (768-72), dies. (b. 720)
  • 0865-02-03 Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop and Saint, dies at 63
  • 0867-12-16 Eberhard of Friuli, Frankish Duke and catholic saint, dies at about 51
  • 0965-07-04 Pope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (b. unknown)
  • 1054-04-19 Pope Leo IX [Bruno, Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg], Catholic Church's 151st pope (1049-54), dies at 51
  • 1063-03-21 Blessed Richeza of Lotharingia, venerated in Roman Catholicism, wife of King Mieszko II of Poland
  • 1125-05-23 Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies
  • 1131-04-30 Adjutor, French Catholic Saint and knight in the First Crusade, patron saint of swimmers, boaters, and drowning victims
  • 1197-09-28 Henry VI von Hohenstaufen, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor, dies in Messina, Sicily
  • 1242-02-12 Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide
  • 1297-08-19 Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)
  • 1303-05-19 Ivo of Kermartin, Catholic saint and patron of Brittany, dies at 49
  • 1313-08-24 Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
  • 1410-05-18 Rupert, King of Germany (1400-10), dies at 58
  • 1419-12-22 Antipope Pope John XXIII [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15) who opposed Pope Gregory XII and is considered an antipope by the Catholic Church, dies at 81

BattleJoan of Arc

1431-05-30 Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date), executed and burnt at the stake at 19

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1442-12-18 Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)
  • 1456-01-08 St. Laurence Justinian [Lorenzo Giustiniani], Italian catholic bishop and 1st Patriarch of Venice, dies at 74
  • 1456-10-23 Saint John of Capistrano, Franciscan friar and Catholic priest from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo, dies at 70
  • 1468-09-26 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1471-02-21 John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop
  • 1500-10-01 John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • 1505-02-04 Joan of France, Queen of France (1498) and Catholic saint who founded several religious orders, dies at 40
  • 1510-05-25 Georges d'Amboise, French Roman Catholic cardinal, minister of state and viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
  • 1521-06-15 Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian Catholic cardinal and statesman (b. 1442)
  • 1525-09-15 Jan de Bakker [Johannes Pistorius], Roman Catholic priest who was the first preacher in Northern Netherlands to be put to death as a direct result of his Protestant beliefs, burned at the stake at 26
  • 1532-12-11 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)
  • 1542-02-01 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal, dies at 61
  • 1544-03-22 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • 1545-08-27 Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
  • 1547-01-11 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1548-06-03 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • 1550-10-23 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (b. 1480)
  • 1550-11-07 Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)
  • 1552-08-15 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
  • 1552-12-02 Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
  • 1560-02-16 Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
  • 1571-06-01 John Story, English Catholic martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hung, drawn and quartered
  • 1572-08-24 Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
  • 1577-11-29 Cuthbert Mayne, English catholic saint, executed for high treason by being hung, drawn and quartered (b. 1543)
  • 1579-08-05 Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)
  • 1581-04-03 Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies
  • 1581-12-01 Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • 1584-11-03 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), dies at 46
  • 1585-06-20 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch Catholic priest and writer (Vita Jesu Christi), dies at 52
  • 1585-07-06 Thomas Aufield, English Catholic martyr (b. 1552)
  • 1588-10-01 Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr and priest, executed (beatified 1929)
  • 1588-12-23 Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37
  • 1590-08-27 Pope Sixtus V [Felice Piergentile], Pope of the Catholic Church (1585-90), dies at 68
  • 1591-12-30 Pope Innocent IX [Giovanni Antonio Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591), dies at 72
  • 1594-07-24 John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • 1595-03-04 Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest
  • 1597-12-21 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, dies at 76

BattleGuy Fawkes

1606-01-31 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator who was convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the British Parliament, hanged at 35

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
  • 1614-05-03 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist and apostole vicar, dies at 66
  • 1614-07-14 Camillus de Lellis, Italian Roman Catholic saint (founder of the Ministers of the Sick), dies at 64
  • 1616-10-17 John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)
  • 1619-03-20 Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies
  • 1626-06-07 Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Flemish Roman Catholic nun, dies at 76
  • 1632-04-30 Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Holy Roman field marshal who commanded the Catholic League's forces in the Thirty Years' War, dies of tetanus after being wounded by a cannonball at 73
  • 1640-12-09 Pierre Fourier, Roman Catholic saint and French priest (b.1565)
  • 1641-11-09 Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church and military commander during the Thirty Years' War, dies at 32
  • 1642-09-29 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
  • 1648-03-12 Tirso de Molina, Spanish Baroque dramatist, poet and Roman Catholic monk (The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest), dies at about 63
  • 1653-10-07 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1581)
  • 1657-04-02 Jean-Jacques Olier - French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)
  • 1660-09-27 Vincent de Paul, French Roman Catholic Saint, dies at 79
  • 1680-08-19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • 1682-04-01 Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • 1694-06-17 Philip Howard, English Roman Catholic Cardinal, dies at 64
  • 1695-08-06 François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris, dies at 69
  • 1705-11-30 Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese Roman Catholic Queen of Charles II of England, dies at 67
  • 1708-05-06 François de Laval, first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec, dies at 85
  • 1711-03-15 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • 1715-01-07 François Fénelon, French Roman Catholic theologian and writer (Playing for Time), dies at 63
  • 1716-04-28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest, dies at 43
  • 1719-04-07 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest and saint of the Catholic Church, dies at 67
  • 1727-01-20 John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
  • 1734-04-04 Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79
  • 1742-05-14 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
  • 1748-09-10 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 85
  • 1755-10-16 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint, dies at 29
  • 1773-05-15 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, dies at 62
  • 1775-02-05 Eusebius Amort, German Roman Catholic theologian, dies at 82
  • 1775-02-15 Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian, dies at 84
  • 1781-01-12 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
  • 1783-04-16 Christian Mayer, Czech Catholic priest and astronomer, dies at 63
  • 1803-09-15 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • 1815-12-03 John Carroll, first Roman Catholic archbishop in the US, also known as the founder of Georgetown University, dies at 80
  • 1824-01-24 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, dies at 66