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 This day in History - August 21
328 Historic Events for August 21
959

Erachus becomes bishop of Luik

Event
1131

Boudouin II van Bourg, king of Jerusalem, dies

Death
1165

Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)

Birth
1190

Godfried III, duke of Brabant (Grimbergse war), dies

Death
1245

Alexander van Hales, English scholar, dies

Death
1321

160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake

Event
1516

John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78

Death
1560

Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy

Event
1567

Fran‡ois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint

Birth
1579

Henri II, Duke de Rohan-Gi‚, French Huguenot leader

Birth
1598

-22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence

Event
1627

Jacques Mauduit, composer, dies at 69

Death
1629

Camillo Procaccini, Italian painter/etcher, dies

Death
1642

Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer

Birth
1643

Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)

Birth
1660

Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building

Birth
1673

John de Love I, vice-admiral, dies in sea battle at about 54

Death
1673

Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51

Death
1673

Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English and French fleet

Event
1680

Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish

Event
1689

Jose Pradas Gallen, composer

Birth
1703

Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II

Event
1718

Emperor Karel VI, Turkey and Venice sign peace treaty

Event
1721

Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet

Birth
1723

Dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49

Death