On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1561

  • Aug 20 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", born in Rome (d. 1633)
  • Aug 24 Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry), born in Zielona Góra, Poland (d. 1613)
  • Aug 25 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1632)