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Historical Events In August - 13

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1704  Lorenzo Fago, composer on this day in history.  

1705  Battle of Blenheim, in southern Germany on August - 13.  

1713  On August - 13 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  On this day in history voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris  

1740  Hunger strike in Rotterdam on August - 13.  

1747  On this day in history adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer  

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

1749  On August - 13 j E Schlegel, writer, dies  

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

1762  On this day in history john Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64  

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

1784  On August - 13 english parliament accept India Act  

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

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

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

1799  On August - 13 english fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname  

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

1808  Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81 on August - 13.  

1814  On August - 13 cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch  

1817  Karoly Thern, composer on this day in history.  

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

1819  George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope) on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history george Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer  

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

1831  Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia on this day in history.  

1831  Salomon Jaoassohn, composer on August - 13.  

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  On August - 13 explorer Ludwig Leichhardt leaves Brisbane to explore unknown territory beyond the Darling Downs.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)  

1311  On this day in history birth of king Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)  

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  Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

0900  On this day in history zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29  

1134  Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies on August - 13.  

1191  On this day in history philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1278  Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65 on August - 13.  

1382  Death of Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358) on August - 13.  

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