Historical Events In May - 26
Sunday, 15 July 2018
0451 On this day in history the Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.
0604 On May - 26 augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605)
0735 Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62 on this day in history.
0961 On this day in history german King Otto II crowned
1055 On this day in history margrave Adalbert of Austria
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII on this day in history.
1421 On May - 26 mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1478 On May - 26 clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1512 On this day in history bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies
1521 On May - 26 edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1521 Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms for his writings and religious beliefs on this day in history.
1538 On May - 26 genève throws out Calvijn
1538 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years on May - 26.
1566 Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603) on May - 26.
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer on this day in history.
1595 On May - 26 philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain on this day in history.
1609 On May - 26 cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
1637 The first battle of Pequot at New Haven CT kills 500 Indians on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony on this day in history.
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) on May - 26.
1685 On this day in history karel, monarch of Palts, dies
1689 On May - 26 mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700 Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist on this day in history.
1703 Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70 on May - 26.
1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French on May - 26.
1736 On May - 26 battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1753 On May - 26 willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1759 On this day in history mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1770 On May - 26 the Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
1771 On this day in history rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773 Hans Georg Nageli, composer on May - 26.
1781 On this day in history bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia