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Historical Events In August - 26

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

0580  On this day in history chinese invents toilet paper  

1071  On this day in history the Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1349  Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.  

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

1466  On August - 26 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  Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà on this day in history.  

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  On August - 26 battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels  

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

1634  Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants on August - 26.  

1641  West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history people's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin  

1652  On this day in history sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter  

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

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

1683  Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76 on August - 26.  

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 August - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On August - 26 birth of ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)  

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

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

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

1676  On August - 26 birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]  

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 August - 26 birth of karl Kohaut, composer  

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

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

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  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 August - 26.  

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