Historical Events In May - 26
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605) on May - 26.
0735 On this day in history beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
0961 On May - 26 german King Otto II crowned
1055 Margrave Adalbert of Austria on this day in history.
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII on this day in history.
1421 On this day in history mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1478 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34) on this day in history.
1512 Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies on this day in history.
1521 On this day in history edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
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 May - 26.
1538 On this day in history 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 On May - 26 philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain on May - 26.
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 On this day in history abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1685 Karel, monarch of Palts, dies on May - 26.
1689 On this day in history mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
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 May - 26.
1736 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French on this day in history.
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 On May - 26 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 On this day in history hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia on May - 26.