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Historical Events In August - 26

Thursday, 13 May 2021

0055  -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain on this day in history.  

0580  Chinese invents toilet paper on August - 26.  

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

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

1278  On this day in history battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II  

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  Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on August - 26.  

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

1346  On August - 26 battle at Crécy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle  

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

1349  On August - 26 thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1368  On August - 26 engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies  

1466  On this day in history a conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.  

1486  On this day in history ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1498  On this day in history michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.  

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

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

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

1616  Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1627  On this day in history thomas Bullis, composer  

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

1634  On August - 26 battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants  

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

1648  People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin on this day in history.  

1652  On August - 26 sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter  

1661  On August - 26 louis Couperin, composer, dies  

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

1683  Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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

1723  On August - 26 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  Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on August - 26.  

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

1596  Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on August - 26.  

1627  On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer  

1676  On August - 26 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 this day in history.  

1726  On this day in history birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1278  Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on August - 26.  

1346  On August - 26 jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle  

1349  On August - 26 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 August - 26.  

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

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