Historical Events In May - 26
Monday, 18 February 2019
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 On May - 26 beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
0961 On this day in history german King Otto II crowned
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 On May - 26 mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1478 On May - 26 clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1512 On May - 26 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer on May - 26.
1595 On this day in history philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain on this day in history.
1609 Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1647 On May - 26 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 this day in history.
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on this day in history.
1700 On this day in history nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1703 On May - 26 samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
1736 On this day in history battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French
1736 On May - 26 battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1753 Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies on May - 26.
1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley on this day in history.
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 May - 26.
1773 On May - 26 hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia on May - 26.