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Historical Events In August - 15

Friday, 14 May 2021

0069  Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.  

0423  Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on this day in history.  

0778  Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on August - 15.  

0778  On August - 15 roland, Frankish commander  

0927  The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on August - 15.  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on this day in history.  

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  King Duncan I of Scotland on August - 15.  

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

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

1118  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.  

1185  On August - 15 the cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.  

1308  On August - 15 johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece  

1369  On this day in history philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on August - 15.  

1457  Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on August - 15.  

1461  On this day in history 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  On this day in history pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58  

1517  Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on August - 15.  

1519  Panama City founded on August - 15.  

1534  On this day in history ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits  

1535  On this day in history asuncion, Paraguay founded  

1537  On August - 15 asunción, Paraguay, is founded.  

1540  Arequipa, Peru, is founded on this day in history.  

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  Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60  

1615  On August - 15 cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies  

1619  On this day in history hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

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 August - 15.  

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

1432  On this day in history birth of luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)  

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 this day in history.  

1619  On August - 15 birth of hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

1688  On this day in history birth of frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)  

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  On August - 15 death of servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

0423  Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on August - 15.  

0778  On this day in history death of roland, Frankish commander  

1038  On August - 15 stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies  

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

1057  On August - 15 death of macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

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

1196  On August - 15 death of conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)  

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