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.