86 Caracalla, Emperor of Rome, was born.
527 Justinian I was created co-emperor.
1081 Alexius Comnenus crowned
emperor. Alexius seized the throne from Nicephorus III. During his reign, he
would succeed in reviving the Eastern Roman Empire after half a century of
1460 University of Basle in Switzerland founded.
Ignatius of Loyola became the first superior-general of the Jesuit Order.
Francis Drake was knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
Christian IV succeeded Frederik II as king of Denmark.