Historical Events In August - 15
Saturday, 31 July 2021
0069 On this day in history 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 August - 15.
0778 On this day in history roland, Frankish commander
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on this day in history.
1038 On August - 15 stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
1040 On this day in history 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 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 August - 15 the cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1308 On this day in history johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1369 On August - 15 philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on August - 15.
1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on this day in history.
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 August - 15.
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 Panama City founded on this day in history.
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on this day in history.
1535 On this day in history asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 On August - 15 asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on this day in history.
1543 Jesuit order founded in Paris on this day in history.
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 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on August - 15.
1599 On August - 15 nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 on August - 15.
1615 On this day in history cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
1619 On this day in history hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1619 On this day in history miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on August - 15.