Historical Events In August - 13
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
0523 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0586 On this day in history radegund, wife of Clotaire I
0587 Radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies on this day in history.
0662 On August - 13 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 this day in history.
1134 On August - 13 irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies
1191 Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.
1278 On August - 13 daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
1326 On this day in history 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.
1415 On this day in history king Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
1422 William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy) on August - 13.
1516 Kings Charles I & Francois I signs Treaty of Noyons on this day in history.
1521 On this day in history cortes destroys the capital of the Aztec Empire
1521 Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs on August - 13.
1523 Gerard David, Flemish painter on this day in history.
1536 Buddhist monks from KyÅto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536) on this day in history.
1553 On August - 13 michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
1578 On this day in history duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
1608 John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication on August - 13.
1617 On this day in history johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
1624 On August - 13 cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
1630 On August - 13 ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
1637 Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/govt leader (OIC), dies on August - 13.
1642 On August - 13 christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 On this day in history sweden & Denmark sign Peace of BrÃ¶msebro
1651 Litchfield, CT founded on August - 13.
1655 Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet) on this day in history.
1674 On this day in history lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
1692 On August - 13 anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
1695 On August - 13 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
1696 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor on this day in history.
1704 On this day in history english defeat French at Battle of Blenheim
1704 On this day in history french & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany