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Historical Events In August - 26

Sunday, 27 September 2020

0055  On August - 26 -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain  

0580  On August - 26 chinese invents toilet paper  

1071  The Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor on this day in history.  

1071  Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks on August - 26.  

1278  Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II on this day in history.  

1278  On August - 26 ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  

1303  Ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh on August - 26.  

1346  On this day in history battle of Crecy, between English and French forces  

1346  English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy on August - 26.  

1346  Battle at Crécy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle on this day in history.  

1346  On this day in history jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

1349  On August - 26 thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1368  On this day in history engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1466  A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered on August - 26.  

1486  Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1498  Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà on this day in history.  

1518  Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary  

1545  On August - 26 pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma  

1549  Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on August - 26.  

1596  On this day in history frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1616  Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66 on August - 26.  

1627  On August - 26 thomas Bullis, composer  

1629  On this day in history cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate  

1634  Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants on this day in history.  

1641  West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola on August - 26.  

1648  On August - 26 people's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin  

1652  Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on August - 26.  

1661  On August - 26 louis Couperin, composer, dies  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] on this day in history.  

1683  On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) on August - 26.  

1712  On this day in history sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80  

1723  Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on August - 26.  

1540  King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on August - 26.  

1596  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer was born on August - 26.  

1676  On this day in history birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on August - 26.  

1694  Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on August - 26.  

1726  Karl Kohaut, composer was born on August - 26.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  On this day in history ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle  

1346  Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on August - 26.  

1349  Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1368  Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on this day in history.  

1486  On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1518  On August - 26 death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  On this day in history death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  On August - 26 death of petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)  

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