On This Day

What Happened in August 1526

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Aug 29 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 20 Peter Opmeer, Dutch church historian and humanist (Historia Martyrum) (d. 1595)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies
  • Aug 29 Louis II, King of Hungary and Bohemia, dies in accident at 20