Historical Events In August - 21
Monday, 21 June 2021
0959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik on this day in history.
1131 Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on August - 21.
1165 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) on August - 21.
1190 Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies
1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake on August - 21.
1516 John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1560 On this day in history tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1567 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint on this day in history.
1583 The Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record on August - 21.
1598 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence on August - 21.
1627 On this day in history jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69
1629 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies on August - 21.
1642 On August - 21 johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
1643 Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) on August - 21.
1660 On this day in history hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1673 On this day in history sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
1673 On August - 21 isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51
1680 On this day in history pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish
1680 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FĂ© from Spanish on this day in history.
1689 On August - 21 the Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1689 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer on August - 21.
1689 William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier on this day in history.
1703 Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II on this day in history.
1718 On August - 21 emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
1721 On August - 21 lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1723 On this day in history dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49
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 this day in history william IV, king of England (1830-37)
1772 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 on this day in history.
1772 On August - 21 alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29