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Historical Events In August - 26

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

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

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

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

1278  Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

1346  Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on August - 26.  

1346  On August - 26 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  On this day in history 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 August - 26.  

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

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  On this day in history giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1541  Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary on August - 26.  

1545  Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma on August - 26.  

1549  Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on August - 26.  

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

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

1661  On this day in history louis Couperin, composer, dies  

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

1683  On August - 26 christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76  

1687  Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) on August - 26.  

1712  On August - 26 sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80  

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

1540  On this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

1596  On August - 26 birth of frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)  

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

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

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 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 August - 26 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 this day in history.  

1486  On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45  

1518  On this day in history death of giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara  

1551  Death of Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516) on this day in history.  

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

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