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 CrÃ©cy-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 PietÃ .
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