Historical Events In August - 12
Friday, 03 July 2020
0003 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0875 On August - 12 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
0875 On this day in history louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1071 Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes on this day in history.
1099 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 on August - 12.
1099 On August - 12 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
1332 On this day in history 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
1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle on August - 12.
1336 English King Edward III endswool export to Flanders on this day in history.
1350 Philip VI, king of France, dies on August - 12.
1480 Battle of Otranto on August - 12.
1484 On this day in history sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
1492 On August - 12 christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands
1499 On this day in history first engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1503 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) on this day in history.
1508 On August - 12 ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico
1508 Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico on this day in history.
1530 On August - 12 florence surrenders for emperor Karel I
1546 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1549 On August - 12 french troops occupy Ambleteuse England
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud on this day in history.
1553 On this day in history pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
1566 On August - 12 isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1588 Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army on August - 12.
1588 On August - 12 alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1592 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) on this day in history.
1612 Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60 on August - 12.
1620 On this day in history pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
1626 On August - 12 giovanni Legrenzi, composer
1633 Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71 on August - 12.