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Historical Events In August - 13

Friday, 16 April 2021

1704  Lorenzo Fago, composer on this day in history.  

1705  On this day in history battle of Blenheim, in southern Germany  

1713  On this day in history king Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia  

1717  On this day in history christoph Nichelsmann, German composer  

1721  On August - 13 francis Ireland, composer  

1732  Voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1740  Hunger strike in Rotterdam on this day in history.  

1747  Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer on August - 13.  

1748  On this day in history pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot  

1749  On this day in history j E Schlegel, writer, dies  

1756  On this day in history the birth of Queen Adelaide, Consort of William IV  

1762  John Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1777  American explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, CT on this day in history.  

1784  English parliament accept India Act on this day in history.  

1787  On August - 13 isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies  

1788  On August - 13 prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90  

1792  Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette on August - 13.  

1799  English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname on August - 13.  

1802  On August - 13 nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)  

1808  Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch  

1817  On August - 13 karoly Thern, composer  

1818  On August - 13 lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Assn)  

1819  On this day in history george Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)  

1820  On August - 13 george Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer  

1826  William Thomas Best, composer on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia  

1831  On August - 13 salomon Jaoassohn, composer  

1840  On August - 13 giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)  

1841  Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh) on August - 13.  

1841  Bernhard Heinrich Romberg, German composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1844  Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt leaves Brisbane to explore unknown territory beyond the Darling Downs on August - 13.  

1846  On this day in history joint expedition led by CDR Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, CA  

1851  On August - 13 john Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0582  Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640) was born on this day in history.  

1311  King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350) was born on August - 13.  

1422  On August - 13 birth of william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)  

1584  On August - 13 birth of theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)  

1617  On August - 13 birth of johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist  

1625  On this day in history birth of rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)  

1655  Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet) was born on this day in history.  

1662  On August - 13 birth of charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)  


Famous Deaths In August - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0586  Death of Radegund, wife of Clotaire I on August - 13.  

0587  On August - 13 radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies  

0662  Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies on this day in history.  

0900  On August - 13 zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29  

1134  On this day in history irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies  

1191  Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

1278  On this day in history daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65  

1382  Death of Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358) on this day in history.  

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