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 This day in History - May 26
372 Historic Events for May 26
604

605? Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies

Death
735

Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62

Death
961

German King Otto II crowned

Event
1328

William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII

Event
1421

Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies

Death
1478

Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)

Birth
1512

Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies

Death
1521

Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers

Event
1538

GenŠve throws out Calvijn

Event
1566

Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)

Birth
1591

Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer

Birth
1595

Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79

Death
1596

England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

Event
1609

Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried

Death
1637

1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians

Event
1647

Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony

Event
1667

Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)

Birth
1685

Karel, monarch of Palts, dies

Death
1689

Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric

Birth
1700

Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist

Birth
1703

Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70

Death
1736

Battle of Ackia (La), British and Chickasaw Indians defeat French

Event
1753

Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies

Death
1759

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley

Birth
1771

Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author

Birth