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Historical Events In August - 15

Monday, 23 May 2022

0069  On August - 15 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 battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great  

0778  On August - 15 roland, Frankish commander  

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

1040  On August - 15 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 August - 15.  

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

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

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

1457  On this day in history 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 August - 15.  

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 this day in history.  

1535  On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded  

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

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 August - 15.  

1549  On August - 15 portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan  

1576  On August - 15 baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies  

1599  Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass on August - 15.  

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  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 August - 15 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  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

1432  On August - 15 birth of luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)  

1575  On this day in history 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  Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate was born on August - 15.  

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

1702  On August - 15 birth of francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher  

Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history 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  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.  

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

1040  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on August - 15.  

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

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

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

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