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Historical Events In August - 10

Friday, 14 May 2021

0070  "2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx) on this day in history.  

0258  On this day in history saint Lawrence, martyr  

0610  In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an on August - 10.  

0654  St Eugene I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on August - 10.  

0654  Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I on this day in history.  

0794  On August - 10 fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30  

0843  Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France on this day in history.  

0955  On August - 10 the Battle of the Lechfeld August 10 ends 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West Otto the Great of Saxony defeats the Magyars with an army recruited from all the duchies  

0955  Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians on August - 10.  

0955  On this day in history conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle  

0991  On this day in history battle of Maldon: English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. The English are defeated and the story is immortalised in a well-known poem.  

1002  On this day in history al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies  

1250  On August - 10 erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered  

1296  On this day in history john the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg  

1304  -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet on August - 10.  

1316  Second Battle of Athenry on this day in history.  

1461  Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain on August - 10.  

1497  On August - 10 john Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"  

1500  Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar on August - 10.  

1511  Portugese troops occupy parts of Malakka on August - 10.  

1512  Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France on this day in history.  

1519  Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate the Earth on this day in history.  

1519  Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate Earth on August - 10.  

1556  On August - 10 philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer  

1557  Battle at St Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont & Philibert beat France on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history hieronymus Praetorius, composer  

1566  On August - 10 iconoclasm begins  

1567  On this day in history girolamo Giacobbi, composer  

1585  On August - 10 english Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth  

1589  Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer on August - 10.  

1589  On this day in history maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49  

1622  On this day in history county Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges  

1627  On August - 10 cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle  

1628  On this day in history wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1267  On August - 10 birth of king James II of Aragon (d. 1327)  

1296  On August - 10 birth of john the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg  

1360  Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417) was born on August - 10.  

1397  On August - 10 birth of albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)  

1489  On this day in history birth of jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)  

1520  On this day in history birth of madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)  

1556  Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer was born on August - 10.  

1560  Hieronymus Praetorius, composer was born on August - 10.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  Death of Saint Lawrence, martyr on August - 10.  

0794  Fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30 on this day in history.  

0955  Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on August - 10.  

1002  On this day in history al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies  

1250  On this day in history death of erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered  

1535  On August - 10 death of ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)  

1589  On this day in history death of maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49  

1628  On August - 10 death of hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned  

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