Historical Events In May - 26
Friday, 19 April 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 this day in history augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605)
0735 On this day in history beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
0961 German King Otto II crowned on this day in history.
1055 On May - 26 margrave Adalbert of Austria
1328 On this day in history william of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1421 Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies on May - 26.
1478 On May - 26 clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1512 On May - 26 bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies
1521 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers on this day in history.
1521 Martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms for his writings and religious beliefs on this day in history.
1538 On this day in history genève throws out Calvijn
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 Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603) on May - 26.
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer on this day in history.
1595 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain on May - 26.
1609 On this day in history cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
1637 The first battle of Pequot at New Haven CT kills 500 Indians on May - 26.
1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians on May - 26.
1647 On this day in history massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
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 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on May - 26.
1700 On May - 26 nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1703 On May - 26 samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French on this day in history.
1736 On this day in history battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1753 Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773 Hans Georg Nageli, composer on this day in history.
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia on May - 26.