Historical Events In August - 15
Saturday, 15 December 2018
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.
0423 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on August - 15.
0778 On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 On this day in history roland, Frankish commander
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on this day in history.
1038 On this day in history stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
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 On this day in history king Duncan I of Scotland
1057 Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on August - 15.
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on August - 15.
1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.
1185 On August - 15 the cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1308 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece on August - 15.
1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on this day in history.
1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on this day in history.
1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on this day in history.
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 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58 on August - 15.
1517 On August - 15 seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1519 On this day in history panama City founded
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on August - 15.
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded on August - 15.
1537 On August - 15 asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on August - 15.
1543 Jesuit order founded in Paris on this day in history.
1548 On this day in history mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on August - 15.
1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on this day in history.
1599 On August - 15 nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1615 On August - 15 cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
1619 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on this day in history.
1619 On August - 15 miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1620 On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims