Historical Events In May - 26
Thursday, 20 June 2019
0451 On May - 26 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 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 this day in history margrave Adalbert of Austria
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII on this day in history.
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 this day in history bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies
1521 On May - 26 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 On May - 26 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 May - 26.
1566 On May - 26 mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer on May - 26.
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 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 May - 26 massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
1667 On this day in history abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1685 On this day in history karel, monarch of Palts, dies
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 On May - 26 battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
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 this day in history rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773 On this day in history hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 On May - 26 bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia