Historical Events In August - 21
Wednesday, 08 February 2023
0959 On this day in history erachus becomes bishop of Luik
1131 Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on August - 21.
1165 On August - 21 philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1190 Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies on August - 21.
1192 On August - 21 minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai ShĹŤgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
1245 On this day in history alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies
1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake on this day in history.
1516 John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78 on August - 21.
1560 On August - 21 tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1567 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint on August - 21.
1583 On this day in history the Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record.
1598 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence on this day in history.
1627 On August - 21 jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69
1629 On this day in history camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies
1642 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer on this day in history.
1643 On August - 21 afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building on August - 21.
1673 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet on August - 21.
1673 On August - 21 isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51
1680 Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish on this day in history.
1680 On this day in history pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FĂ© from Spanish
1689 The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland on August - 21.
1689 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer on August - 21.
1689 On August - 21 william Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier
1703 On this day in history turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
1718 On this day in history emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
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 August - 21.
1725 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter on this day in history.
1751 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer on this day in history.
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 William IV, king of England (1830-37) on this day in history.
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 Alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29 on this day in history.