Events:

1590 – Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henri IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.
1661 – Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D’Artagnan, captain of the king’s musketeers.
1698 – In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
1725 – Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.
1816 – Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (“Unobtainable Chamber”).

Births:

1187 – Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
1319 – Pedro IV of Aragon (d. 1387)
1638 – Louis XIV of France (d. 1715)
1722 – Friedrich Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
1771 – Archduke Karl of Austria, Austrian general (d. 1847)

Deaths:

1201 – Constance, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1161)
1235 – Henry I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1165)
1548 – Catherine Parr, Sixth wife of Henry VIII of England (b. c.1512)

 

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