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Historical Events In August - 15

Monday, 21 September 2020

0069  On August - 15 servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

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

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

0778  Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.  

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

1038  On this day in history stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies  

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

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

1118  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.  

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

1308  Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece on this day in history.  

1369  Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on this day in history.  

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

1457  Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on this day in history.  

1461  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 on August - 15.  

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

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

1519  On August - 15 panama City founded  

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

1535  On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded  

1537  Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on this day in history.  

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

1543  On August - 15 jesuit order founded in Paris  

1548  Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on August - 15.  

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

1576  Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1599  On August - 15 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 this day in history.  

1619  On August - 15 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  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on August - 15.  

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

1575  On August - 15 birth of bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)  

1613  On this day in history birth of gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)  

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

1688  On August - 15 birth of frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)  

1702  Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher was born on August - 15.  

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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  On August - 15 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  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on this day in history.  

1057  Death of Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on August - 15.  

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

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

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