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Historical Events In August - 15

Sunday, 28 February 2021

0069  On this day in history servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered  

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

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

0778  On this day in history roland, Frankish commander  

0927  The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on this day in history.  

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  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  King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on August - 15.  

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

1185  The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on August - 15.  

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 August - 15.  

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

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

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

1519  Panama City founded on this day in history.  

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

1535  Asuncion, Paraguay founded on this day in history.  

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

1540  Arequipa, Peru, is founded on August - 15.  

1543  Jesuit order founded in Paris on August - 15.  

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

1549  Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on August - 15.  

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

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 August - 15.  

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  On this day in history birth of anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)  

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

1702  On August - 15 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 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  On this day in history death of roland, Frankish commander  

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

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 August - 15.  

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

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