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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 03 July 2020

0959  On August - 21 erachus becomes bishop of Luik  

1131  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1165  On August - 21 philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1190  On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

1192  On this day in history minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai ShĹŤgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)  

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on this day in history.  

1321  160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1516  On August - 21 john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1560  Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy on August - 21.  

1567  On this day in history francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

1583  On August - 21 the Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record.  

1598  On this day in history -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence  

1627  Jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69 on August - 21.  

1629  Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies on this day in history.  

1642  On August - 21 johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

1643  On August - 21 afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

1660  On August - 21 hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

1673  Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet on August - 21.  

1673  On August - 21 isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51  

1680  Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish on August - 21.  

1680  Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FĂ© from Spanish on this day in history.  

1689  The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland on August - 21.  

1689  Jose Pradas Gallen, composer on this day in history.  

1689  William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier on August - 21.  

1703  Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II on this day in history.  

1718  On this day in history emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty  

1721  On August - 21 lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet  

1723  Dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1725  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter  

1751  On this day in history johann Georg Witthauer, composer  

1760  The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of MayagĂĽez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city on this day in history.  

1765  On August - 21 william IV, king of England (1830-37)  

1772  On this day in history king Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.  

1772  Alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1165  Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) was born on this day in history.  

1535  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history birth of francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

1597  Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672) was born on this day in history.  

1642  On this day in history birth of johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

1643  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on this day in history.  

1660  On August - 21 birth of hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building  

1665  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on August - 21.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.  

1157  On this day in history death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.  

1245  Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on this day in history.  

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on this day in history.  

1516  On August - 21 john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78  

1581  On this day in history death of sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)  

1614  On August - 21 death of elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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