Historical Events In August - 21
Thursday, 08 June 2023
0959 On August - 21 erachus becomes bishop of Luik
1131 On August - 21 boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies
1165 On August - 21 philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1190 On August - 21 godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies
1192 On August - 21 minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
1245 On August - 21 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 this day in history.
1560 On this day in history tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1567 On August - 21 francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
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 On this day in history -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
1627 Jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1629 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies on August - 21.
1642 On August - 21 johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
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 August - 21.
1673 On this day in history isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51
1680 On this day in history pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F� from Spanish
1680 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé from Spanish on this day in history.
1689 The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland on August - 21.
1689 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer on this day in history.
1689 On this day in history william Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier
1703 On August - 21 turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
1718 On August - 21 emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
1721 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet on this day in history.
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 this day in history johann Georg Witthauer, composer
1760 The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city on August - 21.
1765 William IV, king of England (1830-37) on August - 21.
1772 On this day in history 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.
1772 On this day in history alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29
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