537 Pope Saint Silverius
died. When Silverius refused to restore Anthimus as Patriarch of
Constantinople, Empress Theodora ordered him deposed. He was banished and died
on the island of Palmaria, allegedly murdered or starved to death.
University of Leipzig was founded by Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and his
brother William II, Margrave of Meissen, and originally comprised four
faculties. Since its inception the university has enjoyed over 600 years of
uninterrupted teaching and research.
1697 St Paul's Cathedral opened in London.