Historical Events In May - 26
Thursday, 28 October 2021
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 this day in history.
0604 Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605) on this day in history.
0735 Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62 on May - 26.
0961 On May - 26 german King Otto II crowned
1055 Margrave Adalbert of Austria on May - 26.
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII on May - 26.
1421 Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies on May - 26.
1478 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms for his writings and religious beliefs
1538 On May - 26 genève throws out Calvijn
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 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 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 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 May - 26.
1689 On May - 26 mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
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 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French on this day in history.
1753 On May - 26 willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1759 On this day in history mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1770 On May - 26 the Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
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 this day in history.