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Historical Events In August - 10

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

0070  On August - 10 "2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx)  

0258  Saint Lawrence, martyr on this day in history.  

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  Fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30 on August - 10.  

0843  Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France on August - 10.  

0955  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 on August - 10.  

0955  Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians on this day in history.  

0955  Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0991  On August - 10 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 August - 10 al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies  

1250  Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered on this day in history.  

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

1304  -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet on this day in history.  

1316  On August - 10 second Battle of Athenry  

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

1497  On this day in history john Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"  

1500  On August - 10 portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar  

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

1512  On August - 10 battle at Brest: English fleet beats France  

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

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

1556  Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer on this day in history.  

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  Iconoclasm begins on this day in history.  

1567  On August - 10 girolamo Giacobbi, composer  

1585  English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth on August - 10.  

1589  Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer on this day in history.  

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  Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle on August - 10.  

1628  Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed on August - 10.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1267  King James II of Aragon (d. 1327) was born on this day in history.  

1296  John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg was born on August - 10.  

1360  Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417) was born on this day in history.  

1397  Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439) was born on August - 10.  

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

1520  On August - 10 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1250  Death of Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered on August - 10.  

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

1589  On August - 10 death of maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49  

1628  Death of Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned on August - 10.  

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