On This Day

What Happened in August 1536

Historical Events

  • Aug 13 Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 17 Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight - on Index), dies