Boniface V died (pope from 619 to 625. He did much for
the Christianising of England and enacted the decree by
which churches became places of refuge for criminals.
1147 The German forces in the armies of the
were destroyed by the Saracens at Dorylaeum (modern western
1147 Forces under King Afonso I of Portugal
captured Lisbon from the Moors after a
four-month siege during the Second Crusade.
Conrad of Wittelsbach died. He was the Archbishop of
Mainz (as Conrad I) and Archchancellor of Germany from 20
June 1161 to 1165 and again from 1183 until his death.
1512 Martin Luther began his lectures on Genesis at the
University of Wittenberg.
William Elphinstone, Scottish statesman, Bishop of
Aberdeen and founder of the University of Aberdeen, died (b.
Leo Hassler, German sacred musician, was born at
Nuernberg, Bavaria (d. 8 June 1612).
1648 “My Soul,
Now Praise Your Maker”
was sung at the conclusion of the
Thirty Years’ War by
the residents of Osnabrueck, Westphalia.
Nicolas Brady, hymnist, was born in Bandon, England (d.
20 May 1726).
(1644–1718) was granted
the city charter to Philadelphia.
Antoine Augustin Calmet, French Benedictine theologian
whose work inaugurated a new method of Biblical exegesis
that departed from the custom of giving an allegorical
(mystical) and tropological (moral) interpretation to
Biblical texts besides the literal, died (b. 26 February
Jacques Paul Migne, French ecclesiastical publisher, was
born near Orleans, France (d. 24 October 1875).
Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther, Missouri Synod founder,
theologian and first president, was born at Langenchursdorf,
Saxony (d. 7 May 1887, Saint Louis, Missouri).
Frederic L. Godet, Swiss Reformed theologian, was born
in Neuchatel, Switzerland (d. 1900).
Mary Fawler Maude (nee Hooper), hymnist, was born
Bloomsbury, London, England (d. 1913).
Johann Strauss Jr., composer, was born (d. 3 June 1899).
Benjamin Abbot, educator, died at Exeter, Massachusetts
(b. 17 September 1762).
1894 J. G. Kunstmann, professor at Concordia
College (Fort Wayne, Indiana), was born in Murtoa,
Australia (d. 29 October 1988, Chapel Hill, North Carolina). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1916 and served as a professor at Fort Wayne
beginning in 1918.
Gotthardt Dellman Bernheim, Lutheran pastor and educator
in the Carolinas, died (b. 8 November 1827).
1953 Alfred O. Fuerbringer was installed as
president of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis).