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