Historical Events In May - 26
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
0451 On this day in history 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.
0604 Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605) on May - 26.
0735 On this day in history beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
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 On May - 26 mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1478 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34) on May - 26.
1512 Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies on May - 26.
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 May - 26.
1538 Genève throws out Calvijn on May - 26.
1538 On this day in history geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
1566 On May - 26 mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 On May - 26 dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1595 On this day in history 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 On this day in history the first battle of Pequot at New Haven CT kills 500 Indians
1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians on this day in history.
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony on this day in history.
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) on May - 26.
1685 Karel, monarch of Palts, dies on this day in history.
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on May - 26.
1700 Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist on May - 26.
1703 On this day in history samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
1736 On May - 26 battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French
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 May - 26.
1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley on May - 26.
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 this day in history.
1771 On May - 26 rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773 Hans Georg Nageli, composer on May - 26.
1781 On May - 26 bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia