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Historical Events In August - 13

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

1704  Lorenzo Fago, composer on August - 13.  

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

1713  King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia on August - 13.  

1717  Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer on this day in history.  

1721  On August - 13 francis Ireland, composer  

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

1740  On this day in history hunger strike in Rotterdam  

1747  Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer on this day in history.  

1748  On August - 13 pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot  

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

1756  The birth of Queen Adelaide, Consort of William IV on this day in history.  

1762  On August - 13 john Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64  

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

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

1787  Isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90  

1792  On August - 13 revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette  

1799  English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname on this day in history.  

1802  Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser) on August - 13.  

1808  On August - 13 henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81  

1814  Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch on this day in history.  

1817  Karoly Thern, composer on August - 13.  

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 this day in history george Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer  

1826  On this day in history william Thomas Best, composer  

1831  Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia on August - 13.  

1831  Salomon Jaoassohn, composer on this day in history.  

1840  Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros) on August - 13.  

1841  On this day in history unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)  

1841  On this day in history bernhard Heinrich Romberg, German composer, dies at 73  

1844  On this day in history explorer Ludwig Leichhardt leaves Brisbane to explore unknown territory beyond the Darling Downs.  

1846  Joint expedition led by CDR Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, CA on this day in history.  

1851  John Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937 on August - 13.  

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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 this day in history.  

1422  William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy) was born on August - 13.  

1584  Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640) was born on this day in history.  

1617  Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist was born on August - 13.  

1625  Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698) was born on August - 13.  

1655  On this day in history birth of johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0586  Death of Radegund, wife of Clotaire I on this day in history.  

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

0662  On this day in history maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies  

0900  On this day in history 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 August - 13.  

1278  Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65 on this day in history.  

1382  On this day in history death of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)  

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