Historical Events In August - 21
Saturday, 04 April 2020
0959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik on August - 21.
1131 On this day in history boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies
1165 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) on August - 21.
1190 On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies
1192 Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai ShĹŤgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192) on August - 21.
1245 Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies on this day in history.
1321 On this day in history 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
1516 John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on August - 21.
1560 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy on this day in history.
1567 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint on August - 21.
1583 The Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record on August - 21.
1598 On August - 21 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
1627 On this day in history jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69
1629 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies on August - 21.
1642 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer on August - 21.
1643 On August - 21 afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 On this day in history hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1673 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet on this day in history.
1673 Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51 on this day in history.
1680 On August - 21 pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish
1680 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FĂ© from Spanish on August - 21.
1689 On this day in history the Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
1689 On this day in history jose Pradas Gallen, composer
1689 William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier on August - 21.
1703 On August - 21 turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
1718 Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty on this day in history.
1721 On this day in history lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1723 Dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1725 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter on August - 21.
1751 On August - 21 johann Georg Witthauer, composer
1760 On this day in history the church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of MayagĂĽez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
1765 On August - 21 william IV, king of England (1830-37)
1772 King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot on August - 21.
1772 On August - 21 alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29