Historical Events In August - 12
Sunday, 09 August 2020
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 this day in history.
0875 Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on August - 12.
1071 Alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes on this day in history.
1099 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 on August - 12.
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 On this day in history treaty of NĂ¶teborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
1332 On this day in history 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 this day in history battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle
1336 English King Edward III endswool export to Flanders on this day in history.
1350 Philip VI, king of France, dies on this day in history.
1480 Battle of Otranto on this day in history.
1484 Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.
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 On August - 12 christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
1508 Ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.
1508 Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico on this day in history.
1530 On this day in history florence surrenders for emperor Karel I
1546 On this day in history francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
1549 French troops occupy Ambleteuse England on this day in history.
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud on August - 12.
1553 On this day in history pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud
1566 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands on August - 12.
1588 Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army on August - 12.
1588 On this day in history alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1592 On August - 12 willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
1612 Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60 on August - 12.
1620 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer on this day in history.
1626 On August - 12 giovanni Legrenzi, composer
1633 On this day in history jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71