Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on this day in history.
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 Roland, Frankish commander on this day in history.
0927 On August - 15 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 August - 15.
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 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on this day in history.
1308 On August - 15 johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
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 August - 15.
1461 On August - 15 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.
1464 On August - 15 pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
1517 On this day in history 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 On this day in history ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1535 On August - 15 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 August - 15 portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1576 On this day in history baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1599 On this day in history nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 On this day in history johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
1615 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies on August - 15.
1619 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on this day in history.
1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on August - 15.
1620 On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims