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Historical Events In August - 26

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

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  On August - 26 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 this day in history.  

1346  On August - 26 battle of Crecy, between English and French forces  

1346  On this day in history english longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1545  Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1627  Thomas Bullis, composer on this day in history.  

1629  On August - 26 cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate  

1634  On this day in history 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 August - 26.  

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

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  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  On August - 26 sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80  

1723  Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90 on August - 26.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

1627  On August - 26 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 August - 26 birth of willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)  

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

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

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

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 August - 26.  

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  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on August - 26.  

1572  Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on this day in history.  

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