Historical Events In August - 15
Sunday, 17 November 2019
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.
0423 On August - 15 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 August - 15 roland, Frankish commander
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on this day in history.
1038 On this day in history 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 King Duncan I of Scotland on this day in history.
1057 Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on August - 15.
1057 On August - 15 king Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of MÃ¡el Coluim mac Donnchada.
1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on this day in history.
1308 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece on August - 15.
1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on this day in history.
1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on August - 15.
1457 On this day in history earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1461 On August - 15 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 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by FernÃ£o 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 this day in history.
1537 AsunciÃ³n, Paraguay, is founded on this day in history.
1540 On August - 15 arequipa, Peru, is founded.
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 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims