498 Symmachus Consecrated. Christian convert
Symmachus was chosen by the Roman Church to succeed Pope Anastasius II at the
same time a Byzantine faction selected Laurentius. Both individuals were
consecrated on the same date, and the Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great was
asked to choose the new pope. He chose Symmachus.
845 the first King of all
Brittany, Nominoe, defeated the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of
Ballon near Redon.
1307 Pope Clement V issued the papal bull Pastoralis
Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all
Templars and seize their assets.
1221 Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned
1428 Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick and also known
as known as Warwick the Kingmaker, was born.