Historical Events In August - 26
Sunday, 27 September 2020
0055 On August - 26 -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 this day in history.
1071 Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks on August - 26.
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 August - 26.
1346 On this day in history battle of Crecy, between English and French forces
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy on August - 26.
1346 Battle at CrÃ©cy-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 On August - 26 thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury
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 Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45 on this day in history.
1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ on this day in history.
1518 Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara on this day in history.
1541 On this day in history turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 On August - 26 pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels on August - 26.
1596 On this day in history frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1616 Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66 on August - 26.
1627 On August - 26 thomas Bullis, composer
1629 On this day in history cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1634 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants on this day in history.
1641 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola on August - 26.
1648 On August - 26 people's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on August - 26.
1661 On August - 26 louis Couperin, composer, dies
1676 Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] on this day in history.
1683 On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
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 this day in history.