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Historical Events In August - 15

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

1635  1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony on this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history -16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea  

1658  On this day in history france/Sweden/Bavarian/Brunswick/Munster/Hessen-Kassel form Rijnbond  

1666  Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary/astronomer, dies on August - 15.  

1668  Rijnbond disbands on August - 15.  

1684  On August - 15 spain & Germany sign cease fire with France  

1688  Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740) on August - 15.  

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

1725  On this day in history ferdinando Bertoni, composer  

1725  Gerard Noodt, lawyer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1727  Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer on this day in history.  

1728  Marin Marias, composer, dies at 72 on August - 15.  

1729  On this day in history benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64  

1736  Johann Christoph Kellner, composer on August - 15.  

1740  On this day in history m Claudius, writer  

1741  On August - 15 french troops attack the Rhine  

1741  Thomas Norris, composer on this day in history.  

1748  United Lutheran Church of US organized on August - 15.  

1758  On this day in history pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60  

1760  On this day in history battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia  

1769  The birth of Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor on August - 15.  

1769  Napoleon Bonaparte, resident of Elba (emperor 1804-13, 1814-15) on August - 15.  

1771  The birth of Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist on this day in history.  

1771  Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake) on August - 15.  

1776  On August - 15 gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)  

1782  On this day in history henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)  

1785  French cardinal De Rohan arrested on this day in history.  

1785  On this day in history thomas De Quincey, Eng, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)  

1787  On August - 15 alexander Aliabiev, composer  

1788  Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director on August - 15.  

1794  Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum) on this day in history.  

1795  Joseph Haydn leaves England forever on August - 15.  

1798  On this day in history felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50  

1803  On August - 15 james Douglas, father of British Columbia  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  On this day in history birth of king Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)  

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

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on this day in history.  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on August - 15.  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on August - 15.  

1619  On this day in history 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  Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1040  On this day in history death of king Duncan I of Scotland  

1057  On this day in history death of macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

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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