43 BC Roman orator and advocate Cicero
was assassinated on the orders of Marc Antony.
983 German King Otto III took the
throne after his father's death in Italy. He was the fourth ruler of the Saxon
(Ottonian) dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire, being crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1254 Pope Innocent IV died. The pontificate of Innocent was marked by a
long struggle with Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, characteristic of the
conflict between empire and papacy.