Historical Events In May - 26
Thursday, 22 August 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 this day in history.
0604 Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605) on this day in history.
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 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 Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies on this day in history.
1521 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers on May - 26.
1521 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony on this day in history.
1667 Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem) on this day in history.
1685 On May - 26 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1753 On May - 26 willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1759 On May - 26 mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1770 On May - 26 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 Hans Georg Nageli, composer on May - 26.
1781 On this day in history bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia