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Historical Events In August - 12

Monday, 01 March 2021

1638  Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81 on this day in history.  

1644  On this day in history georg Christoph Leuttner, composer  

1654  On August - 12 cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76  

1658  On August - 12 1st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam)  

1660  On this day in history gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33  

1665  On August - 12 english fleet beat Dutch fleet  

1674  On this day in history philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies  

1675  Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1676  On August - 12 king Philip's War (vs Wampanoag Indians) ends in New England  

1676  1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England on August - 12.  

1676  On August - 12 king Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death  

1687  Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders on August - 12.  

1689  On August - 12 innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78  

1696  Maurice Greene, composer on August - 12.  

1715  On August - 12 nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies  

1720  On this day in history martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian  

1728  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61 on August - 12.  

1744  On this day in history rowland Hill, preacher  

1750  Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies on August - 12.  

1751  On this day in history johann Baptist Lasser, composer  

1753  Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables) on August - 12.  

1757  On this day in history aLF, alien life form (ALF)  

1759  Battle of Kunersdorf on this day in history.  

1762  George IV, king of England (1820-30) on this day in history.  

1774  Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson on this day in history.  

1778  On August - 12 francis Horner, politician  

1781  On August - 12 robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)  

1793  On this day in history the Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre).  

1797  Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1811  On August - 12 john FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77  

1812  On this day in history dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery  

1812  On this day in history jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81  

1819  On August - 12 daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864  

1820  On this day in history oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On August - 12 birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

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

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on this day in history.  

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

1620  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on August - 12.  

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

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on August - 12.  

1644  Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

1546  On August - 12 francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

1577  On August - 12 death of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)  

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