Historical Events In August - 12
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
0003 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0875 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 on August - 12.
0875 On August - 12 louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1071 Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes on this day in history.
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 August - 12.
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 Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time on August - 12.
1332 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 on August - 12.
1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle on August - 12.
1336 English King Edward III endswool export to Flanders on August - 12.
1350 Philip VI, king of France, dies on this day in history.
1480 On August - 12 battle of Otranto
1484 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1503 On this day in history christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
1508 Ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.
1508 On August - 12 juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico
1530 Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I on August - 12.
1546 On this day in history francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
1549 On August - 12 french troops occupy Ambleteuse England
1553 On this day in history pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud on this day in history.
1566 On this day in history isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1588 On August - 12 medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
1588 On this day in history alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1592 On this day in history willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
1612 Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60 on August - 12.
1620 On August - 12 pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
1626 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer on this day in history.
1633 On August - 12 jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71