Pridie Non. Feb. AUC 2758/AM 7514
Today is the Feast of St Andrew Corsini, O.Carm., B&C. His biography from The Catholic Encyclopædia.
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AD 211, Lucius Septimus Severus, Roman Emperor, 193-211, dies. Pray for his soul.
AD 708, His Holiness, Pope Sisinnius dies. (R+I+P)
AD 856, Hrabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1189, St Gilbert of Sempringham Monastic founder, dies.
AD 1194, His Majesty, Richard I, King of the English and Duke of the Normans and Aquitanians and Count of the Angevins, pays 150 000 marks ransom to His Imperial Majesty, Henry VII, Roman Emperor in the West, and is freed from captivity.
AD 1503, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, Consort of His Majesty, Henry VII, King of England and Lord of Ireland, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1508, His Imperial Majesty, Maximilian, with the assent of His Holiness, Pope Julius II, takes the title of Elected Roman Emperor (Erwählter Römischer Kaiser), and thus ends the centuries-old custom that the Roman Emperor in the West had to be crowned by the pope.
AD 1714, Charles de Bourbon, Duc de Berry, the grandson of His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dies. (R+I+P)
AD 1861, Constitutional Convention of the Confederate States of America meets for first time, in Montgomery AL. Delegates from Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina elect Jefferson Davis, President of Confederacy.