Historical Events In August - 13
Thursday, 08 June 2023
0523 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on August - 13.
0586 On August - 13 radegund, wife of Clotaire I
0587 Radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies on August - 13.
0662 On this day in history maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies
0900 On this day in history zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29
1099 Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II on August - 13.
1134 Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies on this day in history.
1191 Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.
1278 On this day in history daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
1326 Aradia de Toscano, according to legend/folklore, is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult and subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria, later known as the Malandanti on this day in history.
1415 On this day in history king Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
1422 On August - 13 william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)
1516 Kings Charles I & Francois I signs Treaty of Noyons on this day in history.
1521 Cortes destroys the capital of the Aztec Empire on this day in history.
1521 Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs on August - 13.
1523 Gerard David, Flemish painter on August - 13.
1536 On August - 13 buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
1553 On this day in history michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
1578 Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands on this day in history.
1608 John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication on this day in history.
1617 On August - 13 johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
1624 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII on August - 13.
1630 On August - 13 ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
1637 Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/govt leader (OIC), dies on this day in history.
1642 On this day in history christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro on August - 13.
1651 Litchfield, CT founded on this day in history.
1655 Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet) on this day in history.
1674 Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35 on this day in history.
1692 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer on this day in history.
1695 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels on August - 13.
1696 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor on August - 13.
1704 On August - 13 english defeat French at Battle of Blenheim
1704 French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany on this day in history.