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Historical Events In August - 18

Monday, 01 March 2021

0353  On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper  

0410  King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on this day in history.  

0472  Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on August - 18.  

0849  Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.  

1201  The city of Riga is founded on August - 18.  

1227  Genghis Khan Dies on this day in history.  

1227  On August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.  

1258  On this day in history theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

1276  On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

1289  On this day in history pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"  

1318  Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.  

1450  On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

1503  On August - 18 alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies  

1541  On this day in history a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)  

1559  Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1564  On this day in history spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente  

1572  King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on August - 18.  

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on this day in history.  

1587  On August - 18 first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on August - 18.  

1587  On this day in history 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1591  Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590] on August - 18.  

1605  On August - 18 spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen  

1613  Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on this day in history.  

1634  On this day in history urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.  

1636  The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on August - 18.  

1652  Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on this day in history.  

1674  On August - 18 jean Racine's "IphigĂ©nie," premieres in Versailles  

1685  On this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem  

1686  Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.  

1698  Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on August - 18.  

1700  On this day in history swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark  

1712  On this day in history richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492) was born on August - 18.  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on this day in history.  

1579  On August - 18 birth of charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

1587  On August - 18 birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents was born on August - 18.  

1596  On this day in history birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  On August - 18 birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on August - 18.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.  

0849  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on August - 18.  

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.  

1258  On August - 18 death of theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

1276  Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on this day in history.  

1318  On this day in history death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On this day in history death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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