Historical Events In August - 26
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
0055 On this day in history -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain
0580 Chinese invents toilet paper on August - 26.
1071 The Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor on this day in history.
1071 Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks on this day in history.
1278 On August - 26 battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
1278 Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle on this day in history.
1303 On August - 26 ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.
1346 Battle of Crecy, between English and French forces on this day in history.
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy on this day in history.
1346 On August - 26 battle at CrÃ©cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle
1346 Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle on this day in history.
1349 Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.
1368 Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies on August - 26.
1466 On August - 26 a conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
1486 On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45
1498 On August - 26 michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ .
1518 On this day in history giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara
1541 On this day in history turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 On August - 26 pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 On August - 26 battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels
1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain) on August - 26.
1616 Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66 on this day in history.
1627 On August - 26 thomas Bullis, composer
1629 Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate on August - 26.
1634 On this day in history battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 On this day in history west India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1648 On this day in history people's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on this day in history.
1661 On this day in history louis Couperin, composer, dies
1676 On August - 26 robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1683 On August - 26 christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76
1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph) on this day in history.
1712 Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1723 On this day in history thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90