Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 06 April 2020
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 this day in history.
0778 Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on August - 15.
0778 On August - 15 roland, Frankish commander
0927 On this day in history the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 On August - 15 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 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 On August - 15 king Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of MÃ¡el Coluim mac Donnchada.
1118 On this day in history 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 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece on August - 15.
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 August - 15 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 August - 15.
1464 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1517 On August - 15 seven Portuguese armed vessels led by FernÃ£o Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1519 On August - 15 panama City founded
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on this day in history.
1535 On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 AsunciÃ³n, Paraguay, is founded on August - 15.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on August - 15.
1543 Jesuit order founded in Paris on August - 15.
1548 Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on August - 15.
1549 On this day in history portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1576 On August - 15 baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1599 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass on August - 15.
1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1615 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies on August - 15.
1619 On August - 15 hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1619 On this day in history miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1620 On August - 15 mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims