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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.  

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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  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on August - 12.  

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

1604  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

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

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC)  

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  On this day in history philip VI, king of France, dies  

1424  Death of Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360) on August - 12.  

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

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

1577  On this day in history death of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)  

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