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Historical Events In August - 12

Monday, 16 May 2022

1638  On August - 12 johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81  

1644  On this day in history georg Christoph Leuttner, composer  

1654  On this day in history cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76  

1658  On this day in history 1st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam)  

1660  Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33 on this day in history.  

1665  On this day in history english fleet beat Dutch fleet  

1674  Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies on August - 12.  

1675  On August - 12 karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73  

1676  King Philip's War (vs Wampanoag Indians) ends in New England on this day in history.  

1676  1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history king Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death  

1687  On August - 12 charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders  

1689  Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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  Rowland Hill, preacher on August - 12.  

1750  On this day in history rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies  

1751  Johann Baptist Lasser, composer on August - 12.  

1753  On this day in history thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)  

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

1759  On this day in history battle of Kunersdorf  

1762  On this day in history george IV, king of England (1820-30)  

1774  Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson on August - 12.  

1778  On this day in history francis Horner, politician  

1781  Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument) on this day in history.  

1793  On August - 12 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  Dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery on this day in history.  

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  Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation 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 this day in history.  

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

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on August - 12.  

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  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on August - 12.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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 August - 12.  

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