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Historical Events In August - 26

Saturday, 27 February 2021

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

0580  On August - 26 chinese invents toilet paper  

1071  The Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor on August - 26.  

1071  Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks on this day in history.  

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

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

1303  On this day in history ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.  

1346  Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on this day in history.  

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 August - 26 jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

1349  On this day in history thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

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

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 August - 26.  

1498  On August - 26 michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.  

1518  Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on August - 26.  

1541  Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma  

1549  Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on this day in history.  

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

1616  On August - 26 johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66  

1627  On August - 26 thomas Bullis, composer  

1629  Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate on this day in history.  

1634  On this day in history battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants  

1641  On August - 26 west India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola  

1648  People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin on August - 26.  

1652  Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on this day in history.  

1661  Louis Couperin, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1676  Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] on August - 26.  

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

1687  On August - 26 willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

1712  Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80 on August - 26.  

1723  On this day in history thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On this day in history birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

1540  On August - 26 birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on this day in history.  

1627  On this day in history birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

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

1687  On this day in history birth of willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

1694  Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on this day in history.  

1726  On August - 26 birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

1349  On this day in history death of thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

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

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

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

1551  On August - 26 death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)  

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on August - 26.  

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