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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
526

Theodorik the Great, King of Italy, dies

Death
580

Chinese invents toilet paper

Event
1278

Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II

Event
1278

Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle

Death
1346

Battle at Cr‚cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle

Event
1346

Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle

Death
1368

Engelbrecht van der Mark, prince-Bishop of Luik (1345-64), dies

Death
1486

Ernst I, ruler of Saxon (1464-86), dies at 45

Death
1518

Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara

Death
1541

Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary

Event
1545

Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma

Event
1549

Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels

Event
1596

Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)

Birth
1616

Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66

Death
1627

Thomas Bullis, composer

Birth
1629

Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate

Event
1634

Battle at N”rdlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II and Spain beat Sweden and German protestants

Event
1641

West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola

Event
1648

People's uprising against Anna of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin

Event
1652

Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter

Event
1661

Louis Couperin, composer, dies

Death
1676

Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]

Birth
1683

Christoph Schultze, composer, dies at 76

Death
1687

Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)

Birth
1712

Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80

Death