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Events & Holidays In August - 26

Saturday, 19 August 2017

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On this day in history birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

1540  On this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on this day in history.  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] was born on this day in history.  

1687  On this day in history birth of willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

1694  On this day in history birth of elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)  

1726  On this day in history birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on this day in history.  

1346  On this day in history jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.  

1486  On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1518  Death of Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on this day in history.  

1551  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on this day in history.  

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

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