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Historical Events In August - 21

Friday, 01 July 2022

0959  Erachus becomes bishop of Luik on August - 21.  

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

1165  On this day in history philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)  

1190  On August - 21 godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies  

1192  Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai ShĹŤgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192) on August - 21.  

1245  On this day in history alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies  

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

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

1560  On August - 21 tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy  

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

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

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

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

1629  On this day in history camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies  

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer on August - 21.  

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 this day in history.  

1673  Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1680  Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish on this day in history.  

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

1689  On this day in history the Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.  

1689  On August - 21 jose Pradas Gallen, composer  

1689  On this day in history william Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier  

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  On this day in history 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  Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter on August - 21.  

1751  Johann Georg Witthauer, composer on this day in history.  

1760  On August - 21 the church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of MayagĂĽez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.  

1765  On this day in history 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  On this day in history alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29  

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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  On this day in history birth of shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)  

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

1597  On this day in history birth of roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist (d. 1672)  

1642  Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer was born on August - 21.  

1643  On this day in history birth of afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)  

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.  

Famous Deaths In August - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1131  On August - 21 boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1581  On August - 21 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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