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Historical Events In August - 12

Thursday, 24 September 2020

0003  On August - 12 venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem  

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  On August - 12 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.  

1158  Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 12.  

1336  English King Edward III endswool export to Flanders on August - 12.  

1350  Philip VI, king of France, dies on August - 12.  

1480  Battle of Otranto on August - 12.  

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

1492  On this day in history christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands  

1499  On August - 12 first engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.  

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

1508  Ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.  

1508  On August - 12 juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico  

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

1546  Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on August - 12.  

1549  French troops occupy Ambleteuse England on this day in history.  

1553  Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud on this day in history.  

1553  On August - 12 pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud  

1566  On this day in history isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1588  On August - 12 medemblik surrenders to Spanish army  

1588  On this day in history alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45  

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  Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) was born on August - 12.  

1566  On this day in history birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  On this day in history birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  On August - 12 birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

1620  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  On this day in history birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

1644  On this day in history birth of georg Christoph Leuttner, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1158  Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.  

1350  Philip VI, king of France, dies on this day in history.  

1424  On this day in history death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.  

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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