1469 Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496) was born on this day in history.
1540 King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.
1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) was born on August - 26.
1627 On August - 26 birth of thomas Bullis, composer
1676 On this day in history birth of robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) was born on August - 26.
1694 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755) was born on this day in history.
1726 On this day in history birth of karl Kohaut, composer
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 this day in history.
1349 Death of Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.
1368 On this day in history engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies
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 August - 26.
1551 On August - 26 death of margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)
1572 Death of Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515) on August - 26.