Historical Events In August - 26
Saturday, 28 March 2020
0055 On August - 26 -BC- Roman forces under Julius C‘sar invade Britain
0580 On August - 26 chinese invents toilet paper
1071 The Battle of Manzikert (Malaz Kard) virtually ends Byzantine power in Asia Minor on August - 26.
1071 On August - 26 battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.
1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II on this day in history.
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 On August - 26 battle of Crecy, between English and French forces
1346 On this day in history english longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy
1346 Battle at CrÃ©cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle on this day in history.
1346 On August - 26 jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle
1349 Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury on August - 26.
1368 On this day in history engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies
1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered on this day in history.
1486 On August - 26 ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45
1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the PietÃ on August - 26.
1518 On August - 26 giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara
1541 On August - 26 turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1616 On this day in history johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
1627 Thomas Bullis, composer on August - 26.
1629 On August - 26 cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1634 On this day in history battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola on this day in history.
1648 People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin on this day in history.
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter on August - 26.
1661 Louis Couperin, composer, dies on this day in history.
1676 Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5] on this day in history.
1683 Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76 on August - 26.
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 August - 26 thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90