What Happened in August 1635

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Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Iemitsu, 3rd Tokugawa shogun, establishes alternate attendance (sankin kotai) feudal daimyƍs spend 1 year at Edo Castle (Tokyo) and 1 year at their feudal manor, while their families remain in Tokyo as hostages (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21)
  • Aug 15 1st recorded north American hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 11 Thomas Betterton, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (d. 1699)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 7 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
  • Aug 17 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72