[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 15
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Mon Aug 14 21:56:11 PDT 2006
1001 - King Duncan I of Scotland (d. 1040)
1171 - King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)
1195 - Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)
1432 - Luigi Pulci, Italian poet (d. 1484)
423 - Flavius Honorius, Western Roman Emperor (b. 384)
778 - Roland, Frankish commander
1038 - King Stephen I of Hungary
1040 - King Duncan I of Scotland (b. 1001)
1057 - King Macbeth I of Scotland
1118 - Alexius I Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1048)
1196 - Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)
1274 - Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (b.
1369 - Philippa of Hainault, wife of Edward III of England
1528 - Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485)
1552 - Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, in which Roland is killed
927 - The Saracens conquered and destroyed Taranto
1057 - King Macbeth of Scotland is killed during the Battle of Lumphanan by
the forces of King Malcolm III.
1185 - The cave city of Vardzia was consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia
1261 - Michael VIII Palaeologus is crowned Byzantine emperor in
1309 - The city of Rhodes surrenders to the forces of the Knights of St.
John, completing their conquest of Rhodes. The knights establish their
headquarters on the island, and rename themselves as the Knights of Rhodes.
1517 - Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet
Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1519 - Panama City, Panama is founded
1534 - The Society of Jesus is founded by Ignatius of Loyola with Francis
Xavier and other students
1537 - Asuncion, Paraguay is founded
1540 - Arequipa, Peru is founded
1549 - Jesuit priest Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional
Japanese date: July 22, 1549).
1599 - First Battle of Curlew Pass won by Irish forces.
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