Historical Events In May - 26
Tuesday, 28 November 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 On this day in history 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 May - 26 german King Otto II crowned
1055 On May - 26 margrave Adalbert of Austria
1328 On May - 26 william of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1421 On May - 26 mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1478 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1521 On this day in history martin Luther is banned by the Edict of Worms for his writings and religious beliefs
1538 On this day in history 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 Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603) on May - 26.
1591 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer on this day in history.
1595 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain on May - 26.
1609 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on this day in history.
1700 On May - 26 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 May - 26.
1753 On this day in history willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
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 May - 26 hans Georg Nageli, composer
1781 Bank of North America incorporated in Philadelphia on May - 26.