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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
440

St Sixtus III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
440

Sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies

Death
472

Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies

Death
1071

Battle at Manzikert: Seldjuken sultan Alp Arslan beats Byzantine King

Event
1099

Crusaders beat Saracens in Battle of Ascalon

Event
1263

King James I of Argon censors Hebrew writing

Event
1398

I¤igo L¢pez, Spain, marques de Santillana, poet (Comedieta de Ponza)

Birth
1399

King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry

Event
1458

Aenea Silvio Piccolomini chosen Pope Pius II

Event
1477

Burgundy and acquires Burgundian possessions in the Netherlands and France

Event
1477

Maximilian I, son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III, weds Mary of

Event
1493

Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77

Death
1493

Maximilian I of Austria becomes Roman Catholic German emperor

Event
1521

Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)

Birth
1524

Emperor Charles V's troops besieges Marseille

Event
1558

Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian

Birth
1561

Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France

Event
1580

Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71

Death
1587

Sigismund III becomes king of Poland

Event
1591

French king Henri IV occupies Rouen

Event
1596

Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I

Birth
1601

Michael the Brave, ruler of Turkey, dies

Death
1627

Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Groenlo

Event
1631

John Dryden, 1st poet laureate of England (All for Love)

Birth
1646

John Flamsteed, 1st astronomer royal of England

Birth