Historical Events In August - 15
Sunday, 18 April 2021
0069 On this day in history servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
0423 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on August - 15.
0778 On August - 15 battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 Roland, Frankish commander on this day in history.
0927 On this day in history the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 On this day in history 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 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 August - 15.
1118 On this day in history alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on August - 15.
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 August - 15.
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 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 August - 15 panama City founded
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on this day in history.
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded on August - 15.
1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on August - 15.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on August - 15.
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 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 On August - 15 johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
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 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on this day in history.
1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on August - 15.