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Historical Events In August - 18

Monday, 23 May 2022

0353  On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper  

0410  On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome  

0472  Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on this day in history.  

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

1201  On August - 18 the city of Riga is founded.  

1227  On this day in history genghis Khan Dies  

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 theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

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

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

1503  On this day in history alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies  

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

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

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

1572  On August - 18 king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois  

1579  On this day in history charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

1587  First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.  

1587  Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on this day in history.  

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

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

1605  Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen on this day in history.  

1613  Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on August - 18.  

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  Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem on this day in history.  

1686  Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on August - 18.  

1698  Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on this day in history.  

1700  On August - 18 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 this day in history.  

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

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange was born on August - 18.  

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

1587  On this day in history birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

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

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on August - 18.  

1606  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On August - 18 death of decentius, Roman usurper  

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

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

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

1258  On this day in history 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 August - 18.  

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

1430  Death of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) on August - 18.  

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