Historical Events In July - 21
Monday, 11 December 2023
0230 St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0285 On this day in history diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.
0365 Alexandria hit by Earthquake; about 50,000 die on this day in history.
0866 John appointed bishop of the kingdom on July - 21.
0905 On this day in history the Holy Roman Emperor Louis III is surprised after having subdued the Lombards He is blinded and sent back to Arles
0905 Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured on this day in history.
0976 Emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria on this day in history.
1160 Peterus Lombardus, Italian theologist/bishop of Paris, dies on July - 21.
1320 Count Louis of Nevers marries 8-year old daughter of Philips V on this day in history.
1425 On this day in history manuel Paleologus, Byzantine Emperor (1391-1425)/writer, dies
1515 On July - 21 st Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest
1540 John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies on July - 21.
1542 On this day in history pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
1544 RenÃ© of Chalon [Renatus of Nassau], prince of Orange, slain in battle on this day in history.
1545 On July - 21 the first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs.
1568 On July - 21 battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion
1579 On this day in history mechelen surrenders to duke of Parma
1588 English fleet defeats Spanish armada on July - 21.
1595 Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island on this day in history.
1620 On this day in history jean Picard, French astronomer
1664 Matthew Prior, English poet on this day in history.
1667 On this day in history the Treaties of Breda signed, ended the second Anglo-Dutch war after a Dutch fleet has broken the chain in England's Medway River, reached Chatham, and captured the flagship Royal Charles.
1669 John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved on this day in history.
1676 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking) on July - 21.
1683 On July - 21 lord William Russell, English plotter against Charles II, beheaded
1693 Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st duke of Newcastle, Engl minister of finance on July - 21.
1706 On July - 21 pierre Lyonet, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups)
1717 On this day in history niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies
1718 On July - 21 the Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
1730 On this day in history states of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"
1748 Louis-Henry Paisible, composer on July - 21.
1749 Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland on this day in history.
1758 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration) on July - 21.
1762 Willem GF Bentinck, Dutch earl/politician/organist on July - 21.