Historical Events In August - 12
Thursday, 29 October 2020
0003 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0875 On August - 12 the Holy Roman Emperor Louis II dies in Brescia at age 50 after having named his cousin Carloman, son of Louis the German, as his successor, but Charles the Bald persuades Carloman to go home, beats Louis the German to Rome, and makes himself emperor
0875 On this day in history louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1071 On August - 12 alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
1099 On August - 12 a kingdom of Jerusalem is established under the Norman Godfrey of Bouillon, who is elected king and assumes the title Defender of the Holy Sepulcher He defeats an Egyptian force at Askalon August 12, but disease and starvation have reduced the Crusaders to 60,000, down from an original strength of 300,000, and most of the survivors head for home
1099 On August - 12 battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth beats Egyptians
1121 Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi on this day in history.
1158 Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.
1164 On August - 12 battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.
1323 Treaty of NĂ¶teborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time on August - 12.
1332 On August - 12 battle of Dupplin Moor where the Scots led by the regent Earl of Mar squandered their numerical advantage and following a confused attack were routed with heavy losses by Edward Balliol's army
1332 On August - 12 battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle
1336 English King Edward III endswool export to Flanders on August - 12.
1350 On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies
1480 Battle of Otranto on August - 12.
1484 On August - 12 sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
1492 On August - 12 christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands
1499 First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets on August - 12.
1503 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) on this day in history.
1508 On August - 12 ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico
1508 Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.
1530 On this day in history florence surrenders for emperor Karel I
1546 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1549 On August - 12 french troops occupy Ambleteuse England
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud on this day in history.
1553 On August - 12 pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
1566 On this day in history isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1588 On this day in history medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
1588 On August - 12 alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1592 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) on this day in history.
1612 Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60 on August - 12.
1620 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer on August - 12.
1626 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer on August - 12.
1633 On this day in history jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71