Historical Events In May - 26
Saturday, 28 January 2023
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 this day in history.
0735 Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62 on May - 26.
0961 German King Otto II crowned on May - 26.
1055 Margrave Adalbert of Austria on May - 26.
1328 On May - 26 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 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 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 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 Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603) on May - 26.
1591 On this day in history dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1595 On May - 26 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 May - 26.
1637 The first battle of Pequot at New Haven CT kills 500 Indians on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony on May - 26.
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) on May - 26.
1685 On this day in history karel, monarch of Palts, dies
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on May - 26.
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 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat the French on May - 26.
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 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks on May - 26.
1771 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author on this day in history.
1773 On May - 26 hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia on this day in history.