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Empire - Notable Historical Events

TiberiusAug 3, 8

DomitianSep 14, 81

Antoninus PiusMar 7, 161

Septimius SeverusFeb 4, 211

MaxentiusNov 11, 308

ConstantineMar 7, 321

Justinian IAug 1, 527

Frederick BarbarossaMay 29, 1176

CuauhtémocAug 13, 1521

Edward GibbonOct 15, 1764

NapoleonFeb 8, 1807

Otto Von BismarckOct 8, 1862

Aga Khan IIIJun 26, 1902

George VJun 4, 1917

President ReaganJun 17, 1982

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Empire - Historical Events
Date Event
612

Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh.

522

Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.

BC
AD
8-08-03

Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

81-09-14

Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.

161-03-07

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.

211-02-04

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.

308-11-11

The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

311-04-30

Roman Emperor Galerius isssues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire

313-04-30

Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.

321-03-07

Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.

330-05-11

Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire

351-03-15

Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.

363-03-05

Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.

363-06-26

Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.

366-01-02

The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire.

379-01-19

Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire

410-08-24

Rome overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for the first time in nearly 800 years, seen as the fall of the Western Roman Empire

418-03-10

Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire

421-02-08

Flavius Constantine becomes Co-Emperor as Emperor Constantius III of the Western Roman Empire with Honorius

451-05-26

The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.

455-07-09

Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

456-10-16

Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.

457-02-07

Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

467-04-12

Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

474-02-09

Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire together with his son Leo II.

475-04-09

Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.

476-09-04

Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire

527-08-01

Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

533-09-13

General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.

536-12-09

Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.

636-07-23

Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from Byzantine Empire

661-01-27

Rashidun Caliphate, then the largest empire in history, ends with death of Ali. Succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate

762-11-20

Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.

1041-12-10

Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.

1055-01-11

Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire.

1071-08-26

Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.

1176-05-29

Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire

1180-09-24

Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

1185-09-11

Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.

1204-05-16

Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople.

1259-01-01

Michael VIII Palaiologos is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris.

1260-05-05

Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.

1260-05-21

Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao.

1261-07-25

Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing Byzantine Empire.

1261-12-25

John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.

1271-12-18

Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China.

1345-06-11

Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.

1346-04-16

The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans.

1346-07-11

Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1451-02-03

Sultan Mehmed II (the Conqueror) inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.

1453-05-29

Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire

1461-08-15

The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered.

1475-01-10

Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.

1493-09-09

Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion.

1509-02-03

The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.

1509-08-08

The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India.

1511-11-17

England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster

1514-08-23

Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.

1515-07-22

First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence

1521-08-13

Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

1526-04-21

Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi - rise of the Mughal Empire

1526-08-29

Battle of Mohács: decisive battle - Hungarian empire conquered by Ottomans led by Suleiman the Magnificent.

1529-08-03

"Peace of the Ladies" (Treaty of Cambrai) made between Holy Roman Empire and the French, negotiated by Louise of Savoy and Margaret of Austria

1541-07-09

Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire.

1583-08-05

Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland for the British crown - first English colony in North America and the beginning of the British Empire

1584-01-07

Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire

1631-05-20

Magdeburg in Germany seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire under earl Johann Tilly, most inhabitants massacred, one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years' War.

1632-04-15

Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat Count Tilly of the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.

1635-05-30

The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

1648-10-24

Treaty of Westphalia ends The Thirty Year's War in the Holy Roman Empire; Switzerland's independence recognized

1683-09-12

Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna - several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.

1689-08-27

The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.

1699-01-26

Venice, Poland & Austria sign Treaty of Carlowitz with Ottoman Empire

1700-01-01

Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire.

1700-02-12

The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark—Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.

1708-09-11

Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire is no longer a major power.

1718-07-21

The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.

1719-01-23

Liechtenstein became a sovereign member state of the Holy Roman Empire.

1739-10-03

The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.

1752-09-03

Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives

1764-10-15

Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

1770-07-05

Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

1774-07-21

Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.

1776-02-17

1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published

1783-05-18

First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.

1792-11-06

Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire

1804-02-14

Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.

1806-08-06

Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria.

1807-02-03

A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.

1807-02-08

Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious

1807-09-01

Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire

1810-07-09

Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.

1810-08-09

Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.

1821-06-14

Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.

1821-09-27

Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw

1822-01-05

Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire

1822-03-31

The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following a rebellion attempt, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.

1829-09-24

Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople

1834-08-01

Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect

1838-08-01

Apprenticeship system abolished in most of the British Empire. Former slaves no longer indentured to former owners.

1840-08-01

Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.

1850-06-04

Empire Engine Company No 1 organized

1850-11-29

The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.

1852-12-02

2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor

1860-06-12

The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.

1861-03-10

El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.

1862-10-08

Otto Von Bismarck becomes chancellor of the German Empire

1867-06-12

Austro-Hungarian Empire forms

1870-02-28

The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.

1871-01-18

2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck

1871-04-16

German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions

1875-06-19

The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.

1877-04-24

Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.

1877-07-11

Kate Edger becomes New Zealand's first woman graduate and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts

1879-07-31

The first cable connection between South Africa and Europe is laid by the British electrical engineer Charles Tilston Bright as part of his project to link the British Empire with growing telecommunications technologies

1885-03-30

The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.

1887-10-01

Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.

1891-09-14

"Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M

1892-07-07

Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.

1897-04-05

The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.

1897-11-06

'Peter Pan' opens in NY at Empire Theater

1900-10-18

Count Bernard von Bulow becomes Chancellor of Germany, famous for first referring to Germany's need for 'place in the sun' and global empire

1901-01-31

Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Employer Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists

1901-02-04

Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Joseph, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform

1902-04-02

Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.

1902-05-24

Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain

1902-06-26

Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

1902-06-28

Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years

1902-07-24

In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries

1906-03-24

"Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world

1906-12-30

The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.

1907-09-26

New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.

1908-05-07

Emperor Franz-Joseph celebrates his golden jubilee with festivities throughout the Austro-Hungarian empire

1908-08-16

The Committee of Union and Progress, 'The Young Turks', announces a program for reforms and respect for the rights of all within the Ottoman Empire, regardless of race or religion

1908-09-22

Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)

1911-02-22

The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs

1911-05-09

Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland

1911-09-29

Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

1914-11-02

Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire

1916-01-09

The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.

1916-02-16

Russian troops conquer the Ottoman Empire city of Erzurum during WWI

1916-06-05

The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire

1917-06-04

Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1

1918-10-18

Czechoslovakia declares Independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire

1918-11-03

Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves

1920-12-17

British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru

1921-01-20

Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire

1921-11-13

US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty

1922-11-01

Ottoman Empire abolished

1922-11-17

The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship

1923-10-29

Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

1924-04-23

British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley

1931-05-01

Empire State Building opens in NYC

1931-09-16

Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)

1934-06-12

Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines

1936-06-29

Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines

1940-08-06

Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire

1945-07-28

US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die

1958-03-12

British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day"

1959-05-24

Empire Day renamed Commonwealth Day in Great Britain

1965-09-26

Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire

1966-05-01

Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)

1977-12-04

Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowns himself ruler of Central African Empire

1980-05-21

"Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back" opens in cinemas in UK and North America

1981-02-12

Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Bldg, 10m

1982-06-17

US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)

1983-03-08

President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"

1990-07-16

NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities

1997-02-21

"Empire Strikes Back, special edition," premieres

1997-02-23

Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building & kills 1

2003-06-07

135th Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Empire Maker wins in 2:28.26

2012-04-30

The unfinished One World Trade Center overtakes the Empire State building to become the tallest building in New York

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Empire - Notable Birthdays

Edward GibbonMay 8, 1737

Giuseppe VerdiOct 10, 1813

Gregor MendelJul 20, 1822

Maximilian IJul 6, 1832

Camillo GolgiJul 7, 1843

Maxim GorkyMar 28, 1868

Joseph StalinDec 18, 1878

Leon TrotskyNov 7, 1879

Karl ZieglerNov 26, 1898

Eduard WirthsSep 4, 1909

Mother TeresaAug 26, 1910

Menachem BeginAug 16, 1913

Billy Dee WilliamsApr 6, 1937

Empire - Birthdays
Date Event
472-08-18

Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker

995-11-11

Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1041)

1051-09-21

Bertha of Savoy, German queen and Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1087)

1102-02-07

Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)

1215-09-23

Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294)

1218-05-01

Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)

1528-06-21

Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress (1603)

1574-12-08

Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)

1585-10-04

Anna of Tyrol, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1618)

1606-08-18

Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)

1630-02-19

Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)

1630-11-18

Eleanor Gonzaga, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1686)

1632-04-06

Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1649)

1655-01-06

Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1720)

1673-04-21

Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)

1691-08-28

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)

1701-10-22

Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1756)

1725-09-25

Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)

1737-05-08

Edward Gibbon, Putney, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)

1745-11-24

Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1792)

1772-06-06

Maria Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Holy Roman Empire Empress consort (d. 1807)

1776-02-11

Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)

1813-10-10

Giuseppe Verdi, Busseto, First French Empire, Italian composer (La donna è mobile - Rigoletto), (d. 1901)

1822-07-20

Gregor Mendel, Austrian Empire, monk/geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), (d. 1884)

1832-07-06

Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, Vienna, Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire

1836-10-18

Máximo Gómez, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1843-07-07

Camillo Golgi, Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy—Venetia, Austrian Empire, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), (d. 1926)

1855-09-01

Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)

1861-02-02

Mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)

1868-03-28

Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire, Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths)

1869-03-22

Emilio Aguinaldo, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1878-12-18

Joseph Stalin [Josef], Gori, Russian Empire, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-1953), (d. 1953)

1879-11-07

Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)

1881-08-06

Leo Carrillo, LA CA, actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid)

1883-9-15

Jean d' Esme, Les sentinelles de l'empire

1890-11-05

Jack Coyle, The Phantom Empire

1892-07-02

Jack Hylton, Empire of the Sun

1898-05-06

Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor

1898-11-26

Karl Ziegler, Helsa, German Empire, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (d. 1973)

1901-09-17

Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)

1904-08-03

Clifford D[onald] Simak, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station)

1905-01-02

Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)

1905-02-02

Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)

1907-9-26

Ralph Michael, Empire of the Sun

1909-03-04

Harry B Helmsley, NYC, billionaire builder (Empire State Building)

1909-04-28

Ivor Beddoes, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1909-09-04

Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945)

1909-09-11

Anne Seymour, England, actress (Gemini Affair, Empire, Tim Conway Show)

1910-05-14

Edward Rodrigo, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1910-08-26

Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Skopje Ottoman Empire, nun and Founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)

1911-10-19

Ben Barzman, The Fall of the Roman Empire

1911-12-30

Rafael Calvo, The Fall of the Roman Empire

1912-12-05

Jad Dees, The Phantom Empire

1913-01-25

Witold Lutoslawski, Inland Empire

1913-08-16

Menachem Begin, Brest Russian Empire, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978), (d. 1992)

1913-12-11

John Isaac, Empire of Ash III

1914-01-31

Basilio Franchina, The Fall of the Roman Empire

1914-07-22

James L. Kelly, The Empire Builders

1914-07-28

Dana Raymond, Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

1914-11-10

Barbara Washburn, The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919

1915-05-20

Peter Copley, Empire of the Sun

1915-11-12

Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)

1915-12-07

Leigh Brackett, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1917-05-11

Stanley W. Sayer, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1917-06-09

Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)

1918-01-30

David Opatoshu, NYC, actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada)

1918-05-06

Anna Turner, Empire of the Sun

1918-06-28

William Whitelaw, Empire of the Censors

1921-07-29

Richard Egan, SF California, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna)

1922-03-14

Betsy King Ross, The Phantom Empire

1922-07-02

Norman Franklin, Empire of the Ants

1922-07-31

Erik von Buelow, Empire of the Ants

1922-9-24

Bert I. Gordon, Empire of the Ants

1923-02-01

Frank Duncan, Empire of the Sun

1923-04-29

Irvin Kershner, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1924-07-01

Florence Stanley, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

1926-03-30

Ray McAnally, Ireland, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)

1926-12-14

Edouard Davidovici, The Decline of the American Empire

1927-9-12

Mathé Altery, Empire in the Sun

1928-06-05

Robert Lansing, Empire of the Ants

1928-08-28

Ray Hanna, Empire of the Sun

1929-01-20

Marian Stanislawski, Inland Empire

1930-03-18

Józef Zbiróg, Inland Empire

1930-04-18

Clive Revill, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1930-07-10

Bruce Boa, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1930-11-15

J.G. Ballard, Empire of the Sun

1930-9-09

Frank Lucas, Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster'

1931-01-24

John Hollis, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1931-04-03

Ron Phipps, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1931-10-12

Yvonne Gilan, Empire of the Sun

1932-03-19

Tom Ford, Empire of the Ants

1932-05-11

John Campbell, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1932-9-24

Dominique Michel, The Decline of the American Empire

1934-01-22

Bill Varney, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1934-03-26

Norman Reynolds, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1935-01-27

Akiko Koyama, Empire of Passion

1935-07-01

David Prowse, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1937-04-06

Billy Dee Williams, Harlem NYC, actor (Chiefs, Empire Strikes Back)

1937-04-06

Billy Dee Williams, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1937-12-07

Kenneth Colley, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1938-05-13

Milton Johns, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1938-05-23

Robert Watts, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1938-06-16

Michael Culver, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1938-06-18

Michael Sheard, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1938-08-26

Mike Towson, Empire Strikes Back

1939-04-22

Mark Jones, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1939-12-13

Eric Flynn, Empire of the Sun

1939-9-24

Bill Neil, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1941-07-21

Takuzô Kawatani, Empire of Passion

1941-07-25

Peter Suschitzky, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1941-9-22

Hoof Proudfoot, Empire of the Sun

1942-03-07

René Malo, The Decline of the American Empire

1942-06-20

Terry Liebling, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1942-07-21

Patricia Elliot, Gunnison Co, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live)

1943-07-20

Murray Burns, Empire in the Sun

1944-05-25

Frank Oz, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1944-10-17

Steve Maslow, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1944-11-28

Richie Roberts, Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster'

1945-02-16

Jeremy Bulloch, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1946-08-13

Jan Hencz, Inland Empire

1946-08-19

Christopher Malcolm, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1946-11-21

Simon Welfare, Red Empire

1947-01-12

Bernard Granger, Empire Records

1947-03-04

Ron Goodman, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1947-03-12

Rupert Frazer, Empire of the Sun

1947-07-23

John Dicks, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1947-08-16

Rob Dickinson, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1947-08-22

Mark Siegel, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1947-08-24

Raven De La Croix, The Lost Empire

1948-01-25

Emily Richard, Empire of the Sun

1948-03-02

Krzysztof Majchrzak, Inland Empire

1948-08-04

Ian Liston, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1948-12-09

Ron Vawter, Latham NY, actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister)

1949-01-14

Christine Belford, Amityville NY, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210)

1949-01-14

Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1949-03-28

Masatô Ibu, Empire of the Sun

1949-06-05

Guts Ishimatsu, Empire of the Sun

1949-07-17

Nick Maley, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1949-9-15

David H. Watkins, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1950-03-07

Kevin Danaher, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire

1952-01-04

Sergey Rokotov, Vanished Empire

1952-01-17

Monique Proulx, The Decline of the American Empire

1952-02-09

Brooke Palance, Empire of the Ants

1952-02-15

Eric Deroo, L'empire du milieu du sud

1952-04-25

Lane Caudell, The Archer: Fugitive from the Empire

1952-05-08

Tony Jonas, Empire

1952-08-09

Gary Bolen, Empire Records

1952-12-12

Yolande Folliot, Les fiancées de l'empire

1953-08-13

Arthur F. Repola, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1954-12-12

Steve Perry, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

1955-06-01

Ralph Morse, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1956-01-04

Peter Getzels, Harvest of Empire

1956-01-29

Amii Stewart, Empire Falls

1957-10-29

Ricardo T. Jose, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1957-11-27

Kevin O'Connell, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1958-01-23

Paula Hamilton, Empire of the Sun

1958-10-23

Michael Dyson, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire

1958-12-31

David Pevsner, 300: Rise of an Empire

1959-01-05

Ed Singer, Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy

1959-04-04

Phil Morris, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

1959-12-24

Lee Daniels, Empire

1960-03-10

Christopher Boyer, 300: Rise of an Empire

1960-05-28

Robert Isaac, L'empire du tigre

1961-04-07

Don Bies, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1961-07-26

Michele Seidman, Empire Records

1961-08-16

Noam Murro, 300: Rise of an Empire

1961-11-03

Geneviève Rioux, The Decline of the American Empire

1962-12-19

Hiro Arai, Empire of the Sun

1963-06-16

Jonathan Brody, Boardwalk Empire

1963-08-30

Dave Brockie, Empire Records

1963-10-25

Lisa Fuson, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

1964-05-01

Christina Benitan, Empire

1964-06-16

Chris Hummel, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

1965-03-07

Cameron Daddo, Inland Empire

1965-06-30

Daniel Bigel, Empire

1965-08-10

Claudia Christian, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

1965-9-24

Coyote Shivers, Empire Records

1966-10-10

Matoux De La Croix, The Lost Empire

1967-04-30

Craig Edwards, Empire Records

1967-07-10

Jean-Michel Tinivelli, Empire of the Wolves

1967-07-28

Pete Minda, Empire

1968-06-10

Stephen DeRosa, Boardwalk Empire

1968-12-28

Stany M. Di Amato, Empire

1969-06-25

Sally Simone Dealy, Empire

1969-07-07

Cree Summer, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

1969-11-08

Jackson Stull, Heart of an Empire

1970-06-10

Matt Haley, The Rise and Fall of the Superhero Empire

1970-10-03

Frank Major, Anal Empire 5

1970-11-26

Delilah Cotto, Empire

1971-01-29

Philip Altice, Inland Empire

1971-02-24

Darius Arya, Rome: Engineering an Empire

1971-03-05

Gregory Dixon, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided

1971-04-19

Atanas Srebrev, 300: Rise of an Empire

1971-10-03

Paul Poet, Empire Me: New Worlds Are Happening!

1971-10-09

Scott Bier, Inland Empire

1972-01-27

Michael A. Frandy, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1972-05-02

Alec Empire, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

1973-07-03

Chris Connolly, Empire

1973-10-31

Philippe Bas, Empire of the Wolves

1973-11-08

Philippe Lauprete, Empire of the Wolves

1974-01-30

Christian Bale, Wales, actor (Empire of the Sun, Little Women)

1974-03-02

Lorenzo Senatore, 300: Rise of an Empire

1974-07-04

David Bilowus, Empire of the Wolves

1974-08-02

Carmen Pepelea, 300: Rise of an Empire

1974-08-04

Matt Myers, Heart of an Empire

1975-01-22

Chris Del Spina, Heart of an Empire

1975-01-26

Andrew Youngman, Anal Empire 5

1975-07-12

Matt Small, Empire Falls

1975-10-02

James 'Kimo' Wills, Empire Records

1976-06-05

Duncan K. Fraser, Inland Empire

1976-06-21

Jonathan Wenstrup, Inland Empire

1976-06-27

Heidi Bivens, Inland Empire

1977-05-11

Christopher Cassel, Rome: Engineering an Empire

1977-06-14

Sullivan Stapleton, 300: Rise of an Empire

1978-01-15

Jo Rosen, 300: Rise of an Empire

1978-02-28

Antony Tanev, 300: Rise of an Empire

1978-03-12

Masuimi Max, Inland Empire

1978-06-17

Troy Conrad, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

1979-10-09

Joe Leonard, Empire

1979-11-28

Benjamin Dupiech, 1815 Au crépuscule de l'Empire

1980-02-03

Ben Turner, 300: Rise of an Empire

1980-03-07

Teodor Tsolov, 300: Rise of an Empire

1980-07-13

Karolina Gruszka, Inland Empire

1980-07-26

Valentin Dimitrov, 300: Rise of an Empire

1980-9-23

Nicholas Lindner, Boardwalk Empire

1982-03-24

Dirk Ellis, 300: Rise of an Empire

1982-04-12

Dominika Biernat, Inland Empire

1982-06-14

Jaime Anna Resh, Empire Records

1982-10-01

Sabrina Summers, Anal Empire 5

1983-01-21

Jerome Bourgeois, Egypt: Engineering an Empire

1983-11-23

James R. Finan, The Empire Strikes Bank

1984-9-09

Craig Lyons, Empire Falls

1986-02-13

Helena Sweet, Anal Empire 5

1986-07-26

Andrew Huddleston, Epic Meal Empire

1987-10-31

Stephanie Sierra, Anal Empire 5

1988-06-25

Ian Kramer, Empire Circus: All I Need

1992-10-02

Brady Endres, 300: Rise of an Empire

1993-08-13

Miles Chandler, Empire Falls

1995-07-08

Derek Binsack, Boardwalk Empire

1996-03-10

Dominic Houghton, The Empire

2004-07-02

Caitlin Carmichael, 300: Rise of an Empire

Empire - Weddings
Date Event
2013-02-14

Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building

Empire - Notable Deaths

Francisco PizarroJun 26, 1541

Hernán CortésDec 2, 1547

Edward GibbonJan 16, 1794

Maximilian IJun 19, 1867

Empire - Deaths
Date Event
375-11-17

Valentinian I "The Great", Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (336-75), dies at 54

421-09-02

Flavius Constantine III, Emperor of Western Roman Empire, dies at about 51

450-07-28

Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies

472-07-11

Anthemius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire

809-03-24

Harun al-Rashid, caliph of the Abbasid empire (786-809), dies at 44

876-08-28

Louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies

1216-06-11

Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire

1258-08-18

Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea

1291-07-15

Rudolf I, King of Germany & Holy Roman Empire, dies

1541-06-26

Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

1547-12-02

Hernán Cortés, Spanish Conquistador who defeated the Aztec Empire, dies of pleurisy at 61/62

1603-12-22

Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1566) Reigned 1595-1603.

1680-04-03

Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)

1705-05-05

Leopold I von Hapsburg, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64

1790-02-20

Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48

1794-01-16

Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

1867-06-19

Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro at 34

1905-06-17

Máximo Gómez, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1918-07-03

Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)

1927-02-13

Brooks Adams, US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78

1949-02-22

Russell Porter, actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies

1960-04-22

Harry Blaeholder, The Phantom Empire

1965-01-29

Jack Hylton, Empire of the Sun

1967-09-26

Armand Schaefer, The Phantom Empire

1981-03-14

Ivor Beddoes, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1981-10-01

J. Robert Bren, American Empire

1984-11-15

Jad Dees, The Phantom Empire

1988-03-25

Gladys Atwater, American Empire

1988-11-27

Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies

1989-06-15

Ray McAnally, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State), dies in Dublin at 63

1989-10-04

Betsy King Ross, The Phantom Empire

1989-12-15

Ben Barzman, The Fall of the Roman Empire

1990-05-21

Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies

1994-02-07

Witold Lutoslawski, Inland Empire

1994-10-23

Robert Lansing, Empire of the Ants

1994-11-09

Ralph Michael, Empire of the Sun

1995-01-04

Leonard Hirsch, Brit violinist/conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92

1995-02-06

Frank Duncan, Empire of the Sun

1995-04-09

John Isaac, Empire of Ash III

1995-12-22

Takuzô Kawatani, Empire of Passion

1996-07-14

Hoof Proudfoot, Empire of the Sun

1996-09-16

John Campbell, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

1997-01-04

Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87

1999-07-01

William Whitelaw, Empire of the Censors

2000-05-06

Stanley W. Sayer, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2001-02-24

Terry Liebling, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2001-04-03

Ron Phipps, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2002-03-04

Eric Flynn, Empire of the Sun

2002-11-16

Erik von Buelow, Empire of the Ants

2003-08-03

Dana Raymond, Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

2003-10-03

Florence Stanley, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

2003-12-17

Basilio Franchina, The Fall of the Roman Empire

2004-04-07

Marian Stanislawski, Inland Empire

2004-04-17

Bruce Boa, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2005-08-31

Michael Sheard, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2005-10-18

John Hollis, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2005-12-01

Ray Hanna, Empire of the Sun

2008-05-27

Franz Künstler, Last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)

2008-10-07

Peter Copley, Empire of the Sun

2009-03-23

Mike Towson, Empire Strikes Back

2009-04-10

Józef Zbiróg, Inland Empire

2009-04-19

J.G. Ballard, Empire of the Sun

2010-01-14

Mark Jones, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2010-09-25

Jan Hencz, Inland Empire

2010-11-27

Irvin Kershner, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2011-04-02

Bill Varney, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2013-02-11

Tom Ford, Empire of the Ants

2013-09-06

James R. Finan, The Empire Strikes Bank

2014-02-15

Christopher Malcolm, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

2014-03-23

Dave Brockie, Empire Records

2014-03-29

Anna Turner, Empire of the Sun

2014-09-25

Barbara Washburn, The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919

2014-10-12

Edouard Davidovici, The Decline of the American Empire

2015-06-14

Sergey Rokotov, Vanished Empire


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