Concept

March 26

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 590 – Emperor Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. *1021 – The death of the Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, kept secret for six weeks, is announced, along with the succession of his son, al-Zahir li-i'zaz Din Allah. *1027 – Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. *1169 – Saladin becomes the emir of Egypt. *1344 – The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end. *1351 – Combat of the Thirty: Thirty Breton knights call out and defeat thirty English knights. *1484 – William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables. *1552 – Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh guru.
1601–1900 *1636 – Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands. *1640 – The Royal Academy of Turku, the first university of Finland, is founded in the city of Turku by Queen Christina of Swe
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