Historical Events For August - 12
Thursday, 17 August 2017
0003 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0875 On August - 12 the Holy Roman Emperor Louis II dies in Brescia at age 50 after having named his cousin Carloman, son of Louis the German, as his successor, but Charles the Bald persuades Carloman to go home, beats Louis the German to Rome, and makes himself emperor
0875 On August - 12 louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1071 On August - 12 alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
1099 A kingdom of Jerusalem is established under the Norman Godfrey of Bouillon, who is elected king and assumes the title Defender of the Holy Sepulcher He defeats an Egyptian force at Askalon August 12, but disease and starvation have reduced the Crusaders to 60,000, down from an original strength of 300,000, and most of the survivors head for home on this day in history.
1099 On August - 12 battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth beats Egyptians
1121 Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi on this day in history.
1158 Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.
1164 Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch on this day in history.
1323 On August - 12 treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor where the Scots led by the regent Earl of Mar squandered their numerical advantage and following a confused attack were routed with heavy losses by Edward Balliol's army on this day in history.
1332 On August - 12 battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle
1336 On this day in history english King Edward III endswool export to Flanders
1350 On this day in history philip VI, king of France, dies
1480 On August - 12 battle of Otranto
1484 Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands on this day in history.
1499 First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets on August - 12.
1503 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) on this day in history.
1508 Ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.
1508 On this day in history juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico
1530 On this day in history florence surrenders for emperor Karel I
1546 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1549 On this day in history french troops occupy Ambleteuse England
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud on August - 12.
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud on August - 12.
1566 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands on August - 12.
1588 On this day in history medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
1588 On this day in history alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1592 On this day in history willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
1612 On this day in history giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60
1620 On August - 12 pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
1626 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer on this day in history.
1633 On this day in history jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71