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 This day in History - August 15
428 Historic Events for August 15
1668

Rijnbond disbands

Event
1684

Spain and Germany sign cease fire with France

Event
1688

Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)

Birth
1702

Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher

Birth
1725

Ferdinando Bertoni, composer

Birth
1725

Gerard Noodt, lawyer, dies at 77

Death
1727

Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer

Birth
1728

Marin Marias, composer, dies at 72

Death
1729

Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64

Death
1736

Johann Christoph Kellner, composer

Birth
1740

M Claudius, writer

Birth
1741

Thomas Norris, composer

Birth
1741

French troops attack the Rhine

Event
1748

United Lutheran Church of US organized

Event
1758

Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60

Death
1760

Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria and Russia

Event
1769

Napoleon Bonaparte, resident of Elba (emperor 1804-13, 1814-15)

Birth
1771

Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)

Birth
1776

Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer

Birth
1776

Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)

Birth
1782

Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)

Birth
1785

Thomas De Quincey, Eng, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)

Birth
1785

French cardinal De Rohan arrested

Event
1787

Alexander Aliabiev, composer

Birth
1788

Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director

Birth