Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 06 June 2023
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.
0423 On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
0778 Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on August - 15.
0778 On August - 15 roland, Frankish commander
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on August - 15.
1038 Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.
1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland on August - 15.
1040 King Duncan I of Scotland on this day in history.
1057 Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on this day in history.
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on this day in history.
1118 On August - 15 alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
1185 On August - 15 the cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1308 On this day in history johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1369 On this day in history philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on this day in history.
1457 On this day in history earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1461 The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered on this day in history.
1464 On August - 15 pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
1517 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on this day in history.
1519 Panama City founded on August - 15.
1534 On August - 15 ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1535 On this day in history asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on this day in history.
1540 On August - 15 arequipa, Peru, is founded.
1543 On August - 15 jesuit order founded in Paris
1548 On this day in history mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549 On this day in history portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on August - 15.
1599 On this day in history nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 on August - 15.
1615 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies on August - 15.
1619 On this day in history hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on this day in history.
1620 On August - 15 mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
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