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Historical Events In August - 21

Sunday, 07 March 2021

0959  On August - 21 erachus becomes bishop of Luik  

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

1192  On August - 21 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  On August - 21 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake  

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  On August - 21 francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint  

1583  The Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record on this day in history.  

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

1627  On this day in history jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69  

1629  On August - 21 camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies  

1642  On August - 21 johann Friedrich Treiber, composer  

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

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish  

1680  On this day in history pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FĂ© from Spanish  

1689  The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland on this day in history.  

1689  On August - 21 jose Pradas Gallen, composer  

1689  William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier on this day in history.  

1703  On this day in history turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II  

1718  On August - 21 emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty  

1721  Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet on this day in history.  

1723  Dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49 on August - 21.  

1725  Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter on August - 21.  

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 August - 21.  

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

1772  On August - 21 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  On August - 21 birth of philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1535  Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619) was born on August - 21.  

1567  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint was born on this day in history.  

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

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on this day in history.  

1643  Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) was born on August - 21.  

1660  Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building was born on August - 21.  

1665  Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  On this day in history boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

1157  On August - 21 death of king Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)  

1190  Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on this day in history.  

1245  On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

1271  Death of Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220) on August - 21.  

1516  John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1581  Death of Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527) on this day in history.  

1614  On this day in history death of elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer (b. 1560)  

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