Historical Events In May - 26
Saturday, 07 December 2019
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 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 On May - 26 margrave Adalbert of Austria
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 On this day in history edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1521 On this day in history martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms for his writings and religious beliefs
1538 Genève throws out Calvijn on May - 26.
1538 On May - 26 geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
1566 On this day in history mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 On this day in history dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1595 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 on May - 26.
1596 On this day in history england, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1609 On May - 26 cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
1637 On May - 26 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 On this day in history massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) on May - 26.
1685 On May - 26 karel, monarch of Palts, dies
1689 On this day in history mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700 Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist on this day in history.
1703 Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
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 May - 26.
1753 On this day in history 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 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 On May - 26 hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 On this day in history bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia