Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
0069 On August - 15 servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
0423 On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
0778 On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 Roland, Frankish commander on this day in history.
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on this day in history.
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 On August - 15 macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan
1057 On August - 15 king Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel 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 this day in history.
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 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 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on August - 15.
1519 Panama City founded on this day in history.
1534 On August - 15 ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1535 On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 On August - 15 asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
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 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on this day in history.
1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on this day in history.
1599 On this day in history nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 On August - 15 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 this day in history.
1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on this day in history.