Historical Events In August - 12
Friday, 06 December 2019
0003 On this day in history venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
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 this day in history louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1071 On this day in history alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
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 this day in history.
1099 On this day in history battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth beats Egyptians
1121 On this day in history battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
1158 Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.
1164 Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch on August - 12.
1323 On August - 12 treaty of NĂ¶teborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
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 this day in history.
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 On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies
1480 Battle of Otranto on this day in history.
1484 Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands on August - 12.
1499 On this day in history first engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1503 On this day in history christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
1508 Ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico on this day in history.
1508 Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.
1530 Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I on this day in history.
1546 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.
1549 French troops occupy Ambleteuse England on August - 12.
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1588 On August - 12 medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.
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 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer on this day in history.
1626 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer on August - 12.
1633 On August - 12 jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71