Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 13 July 2020
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 On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
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 August - 15 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 MÃ¡el Coluim mac Donnchada on this day in history.
1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on August - 15.
1308 On this day in history johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on August - 15.
1432 On this day in history luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
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 FernÃ£o Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on August - 15.
1519 On August - 15 panama City founded
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on August - 15.
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded on August - 15.
1537 AsunciÃ³n, 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 Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on this day in history.
1549 On this day in history portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1576 On this day in history baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1599 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass on this day in history.
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 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on August - 15.
1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on August - 15.
1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on this day in history.