Historical Events In May - 26
Monday, 24 September 2018
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 this day in history.
0961 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1421 On May - 26 mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
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 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers on May - 26.
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 this day in history.
1538 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years on May - 26.
1566 On May - 26 mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 On May - 26 dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1595 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1596 On May - 26 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 May - 26.
1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians on May - 26.
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony on May - 26.
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) on May - 26.
1685 On this day in history karel, monarch of Palts, dies
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on this day in history.
1700 On May - 26 nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1703 Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70 on May - 26.
1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French on this day in history.
1736 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French on May - 26.
1753 Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies on May - 26.
1759 On this day in history mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1770 On this day in history the Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
1771 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author on this day in history.
1773 Hans Georg Nageli, composer on May - 26.
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia on May - 26.