Historical Events In May - 26
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
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 German King Otto II crowned on this day in history.
1055 Margrave Adalbert of Austria on this day in history.
1328 On this day in history william of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1421 Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies on May - 26.
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 On this day in history edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1521 On May - 26 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 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer on this day in history.
1595 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 on May - 26.
1596 On May - 26 england, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1609 On May - 26 cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
1637 The first battle of Pequot at New Haven CT kills 500 Indians on this day in history.
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 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) on this day in history.
1685 Karel, monarch of Palts, dies on this day in history.
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on May - 26.
1700 On this day in history nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1703 Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French on May - 26.
1736 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French on this day in history.
1753 On this day in history willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley on May - 26.
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 On May - 26 rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773 On May - 26 hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia on this day in history.