Historical Events In August - 21
Sunday, 01 October 2023
0959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik on this day in history.
1131 Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies on this day in history.
1165 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223) on this day in history.
1190 On this day in history godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies
1192 Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai ShÅgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192) on August - 21.
1245 On August - 21 alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies
1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake on August - 21.
1516 On this day in history john III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78
1560 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy on August - 21.
1567 On this day in history francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1583 The Delight, with 85 persons aboard, founders on the banks of Sable Island; first Canadian shipwreck on record on this day in history.
1598 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence on this day in history.
1627 On this day in history jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69
1629 Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies on this day in history.
1642 On this day in history johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
1643 Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill) on this day in history.
1660 On this day in history hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1673 On August - 21 sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
1673 Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51 on August - 21.
1680 Pueblo Indians took possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish on August - 21.
1680 On August - 21 pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa FÃ© from Spanish
1689 The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland on this day in history.
1689 On this day in history jose Pradas Gallen, composer
1689 On this day in history william Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier
1703 On this day in history 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 On this day in history dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49
1725 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter on August - 21.
1751 On this day in history johann Georg Witthauer, composer
1760 On August - 21 the church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of MayagÃ¼ez (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 On August - 21 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 Alessandro Felici, composer, dies at 29 on August - 21.