Historical Events In May - 26
Saturday, 19 October 2019
0451 The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity on May - 26.
0604 On May - 26 augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605)
0735 Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62 on May - 26.
0961 On this day in history german King Otto II crowned
1055 Margrave Adalbert of Austria on May - 26.
1328 On May - 26 william of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1421 Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies on this day in history.
1478 On this day in history clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1512 On this day in history bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies
1521 On May - 26 edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1521 On May - 26 martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms for his writings and religious beliefs
1538 Genève throws out Calvijn on May - 26.
1538 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years on this day in history.
1566 On this day in history mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer on May - 26.
1595 On May - 26 philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
1596 On this day in history england, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1609 On this day in history cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
1637 The first battle of Pequot at New Haven CT kills 500 Indians on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony on May - 26.
1667 On May - 26 abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1685 Karel, monarch of Palts, dies on this day in history.
1689 On this day in history mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700 On this day in history nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1703 Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French on this day in history.
1736 On May - 26 battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1753 On this day in history willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1759 On May - 26 mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1770 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks on May - 26.
1771 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author on this day in history.
1773 On this day in history hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 On this day in history bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia