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Historical Events In August - 20

Monday, 14 June 2021

0002  Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.  

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

0573  Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on August - 20.  

0636  On August - 20 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  Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines on this day in history.  

0984  On this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1000  The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1191  On August - 20 crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko  

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on August - 20.  

1391  Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on this day in history.  

1517  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) on August - 20.  

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

1534  Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on this day in history.  

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

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer on August - 20.  

1566  Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on August - 20.  

1583  Humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England on August - 20.  

1585  English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland on August - 20.  

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

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 August - 20.  

1625  On August - 20 thomas Corneille, French playwright  

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

1637  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on August - 20.  

1639  On this day in history martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41  

1641  Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification on this day in history.  

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

1648  Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on August - 20.  

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on this day in history.  

1666  Alphonse d' Eve, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1561  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on this day in history.  

1632  On August - 20 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  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on August - 20.  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

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

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  On August - 20 geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

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

1572  On August - 20 death of miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

1580  On this day in history death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.  

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