What Happened in August 1619

Historical Events

  • Aug 8 Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen
  • Aug 20 1st known African Americans in English North America (approx. 20) land at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe), Virginia then sold or traded into servitude
  • Aug 27 Frederik van Palts chosen as King of Bohemia
  • Aug 28 Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Barbara Strozzi, composer
  • Aug 15 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
  • Aug 29 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 15 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Kraków, dies
  • Aug 30 Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)