Tuesday, March 27, 2012
March 27, 196 BC Ptolemy V ascended to the throne of Egypt. 1309 Pope Clement V excommunicated Venice and all its population. 1329 Pope John XXII issued his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical. 1599 Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex and a favorite of Elizabeth I, became Lord Lieutenant General of Ireland during the Nine Years War. However, he was unsuccessful in defeating the rebel forces and returned to England in disgrace. 1625 Charles I, King of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascended to the English throne.