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Historical Events In August - 10

Friday, 26 February 2021

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

0258  Saint Lawrence, martyr on August - 10.  

0610  On this day in history in Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an.  

0654  St Eugene I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

0654  On this day in history pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I  

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

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

0955  On this day in history 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  On August - 10 battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians  

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

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

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  Second Battle of Athenry on August - 10.  

1461  On this day in history alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain  

1497  John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia" on August - 10.  

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 this day in history battle at Brest: English fleet beats France  

1519  On this day in history magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate the Earth  

1519  On this day in history magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate Earth  

1556  On this day in history philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer  

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

1560  On August - 10 hieronymus Praetorius, composer  

1566  On this day in history iconoclasm begins  

1567  Girolamo Giacobbi, composer on this day in history.  

1585  English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth on this day in history.  

1589  On August - 10 pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer  

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

1622  County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges on this day in history.  

1627  Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle on this day in history.  

1628  Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1360  On August - 10 birth of francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)  

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  Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On August - 10 death of saint Lawrence, martyr  

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

0955  On August - 10 conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle  

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 this day in history 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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