Historical Events In August - 15
Friday, 17 August 2018
0069 On August - 15 servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
0423 On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
0778 Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on this day in history.
0778 On this day in history roland, Frankish commander
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 On this day in history king Duncan I of Scotland
1057 On this day in history macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on August - 15.
1118 On August - 15 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 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 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 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 this day in history.
1519 On August - 15 panama City founded
1534 On this day in history ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded on August - 15.
1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on this day in history.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on August - 15.
1543 Jesuit order founded in Paris on this day in history.
1548 On August - 15 mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549 On August - 15 portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on this day in history.
1599 On August - 15 nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1615 On August - 15 cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
1619 On August - 15 hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1619 On August - 15 miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on this day in history.