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Historical Events In August - 15

Friday, 03 July 2020

0069  Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on this day in history.  

0423  On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great  

0778  On this day in history roland, Frankish commander  

0927  On August - 15 the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.  

1040  King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland on this day in history.  

1040  On this day in history king Duncan I of Scotland  

1057  On this day in history macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

1057  King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on this day in history.  

1118  On August - 15 alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies  

1185  The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on this day in history.  

1308  On this day in history johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece  

1369  Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on August - 15.  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on this day in history.  

1457  On August - 15 earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed  

1461  On August - 15 the Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered.  

1464  Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1517  Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on this day in history.  

1519  Panama City founded on this day in history.  

1534  Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on August - 15.  

1535  Asuncion, Paraguay founded on August - 15.  

1537  Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on August - 15.  

1540  On this day in history arequipa, Peru, is founded.  

1543  On this day in history jesuit order founded in Paris  

1548  Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on this day in history.  

1549  Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on this day in history.  

1576  On this day in history baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies  

1599  On this day in history nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass  

1600  On August - 15 johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60  

1615  Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies on August - 15.  

1619  Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on August - 15.  

1619  On August - 15 miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies  

1620  On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230) was born on this day in history.  

1195  On August - 15 birth of anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on this day in history.  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on August - 15.  

1619  Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate was born on this day in history.  

1688  Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740) was born on this day in history.  

1702  On this day in history birth of francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher  

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Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on this day in history.  

0423  On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  On August - 15 death of roland, Frankish commander  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.  

1040  On August - 15 death of king Duncan I of Scotland  

1057  Death of Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on this day in history.  

1118  On this day in history alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies  

1196  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on this day in history.  

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