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Historical Events In August - 12

Saturday, 08 May 2021

0003  Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.  

0875  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 on this day in history.  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

1071  Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes on August - 12.  

1099  On August - 12 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  

1099  On this day in history 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 August - 12.  

1158  On August - 12 anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1164  On August - 12 battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.  

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 August - 12.  

1332  Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle on this day in history.  

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  Battle of Otranto on this day in history.  

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on this day in history.  

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  On August - 12 christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

1508  On August - 12 ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico  

1508  Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.  

1530  Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I on August - 12.  

1546  On this day in history francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

1549  French troops occupy Ambleteuse England on August - 12.  

1553  On August - 12 pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud  

1553  On this day in history pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud  

1566  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands on this day in history.  

1588  Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army on this day in history.  

1588  Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45 on August - 12.  

1592  On August - 12 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  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer on this day in history.  

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer on this day in history.  

1633  Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71 on August - 12.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On this day in history birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

1566  On August - 12 birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  On August - 12 birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

1626  On August - 12 birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.  

1644  Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer was born on August - 12.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on August - 12.  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on August - 12.  

1158  On August - 12 anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1350  On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies  

1424  On August - 12 death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

1484  On this day in history sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies  

1546  On this day in history francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on this day in history.  

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