On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1265

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, killed in the Battle of Evesham (b. 1223)
  • Simon de Montfort the younger, English Earl of Leicester, dies in battle