Historical Events In May - 26
Sunday, 17 January 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 this day in history.
0604 On this day in history augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605)
0735 On this day in history beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
0961 German King Otto II crowned on May - 26.
1055 On this day in history margrave Adalbert of Austria
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII on May - 26.
1421 Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies on May - 26.
1478 On May - 26 clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1512 Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies on May - 26.
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 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 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79 on May - 26.
1596 On May - 26 england, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
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 On May - 26 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 On this day in history 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 May - 26.
1689 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric on this day in history.
1700 Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 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