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.