Historical Events In August - 15
Saturday, 20 April 2019
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on this day in history.
0423 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on this day in history.
0778 On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.
0927 On August - 15 the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 On August - 15 stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
1040 On August - 15 king Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
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 this day in history 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 this day in history 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 On this day in history philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
1432 On this day in history luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1457 On August - 15 earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1461 On this day in history 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 Panama City founded on this day in history.
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on August - 15.
1535 On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on this day in history.
1540 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
1619 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on August - 15.
1619 On this day in history miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1620 On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims