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Historical Events In August - 18

Thursday, 24 September 2020

0353  Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1201  The city of Riga is founded on this day in history.  

1227  Genghis Khan Dies on August - 18.  

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

1236  On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

1258  On August - 18 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  On this day in history clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1450  On this day in history marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

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

1541  On August - 18 a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)  

1559  On August - 18 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 this day in history king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1636  The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40  

1674  Jean Racine's "IphigĂ©nie," premieres in Versailles on this day in history.  

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

1686  On August - 18 cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus  

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  Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on this day in history.  

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

1596  On August - 18 birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

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

1606  On August - 18 birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

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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 this day in history.  

1227  On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  On this day in history theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on this day in history.  

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

1318  On August - 18 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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