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Historical Events In August - 20

Sunday, 03 July 2022

0002  On August - 20 venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem  

0535  On August - 20 mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  

0573  On August - 20 gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours  

0636  On this day in history battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]  

0917  The Bulgarian czar Symeon overruns Thrace in violation of a 913 agreement with Constantinople The Byzantines launch a counterattack but are routed August 20 at Anchialus Symeon gains control of the Balkans on August - 20.  

0917  On this day in history battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines  

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.  

1000  The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on August - 20.  

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1191  On this day in history crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko  

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.  

1391  Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on August - 20.  

1517  On this day in history antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  

1526  On this day in history peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

1534  On August - 20 turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis  

1538  On August - 20 aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  

1561  On this day in history jacopo Peri, composer  

1566  On this day in history iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium  

1583  Humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England on this day in history.  

1585  On August - 20 english queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland  

1597  1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East on August - 20.  

1604  Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on this day in history.  

1619  On August - 20 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia  

1620  Hudson's Bay Company employee Henry Kelsey sees buffalo on the Prairies, southwest of The Pas; the first white man to describe them on this day in history.  

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright on August - 20.  

1632  On August - 20 valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

1637  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on this day in history.  

1639  Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1641  On August - 20 britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification  

1648  On this day in history battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards  

1648  On this day in history edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65  

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on August - 20.  

1666  On August - 20 alphonse d' Eve, composer  

1672  On this day in history former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  On August - 20 birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  

1526  On August - 20 birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on August - 20.  

1625  On August - 20 birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  

1632  On this day in history birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  

1637  On August - 20 birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  On August - 20 birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

1666  On August - 20 birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.  

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.  

1153  On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  

1572  On this day in history death of miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

1580  On August - 20 death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.  

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