On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1666

  • Aug 6 Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Queen of Portugal as the wife of King Peter II from 1687-99), born in Schloss Benrath, Düsseldorf (d. 1699)
  • Aug 13 William Wotton, English theologian and scholar, born in Wrentham, Suffolk (d. 1727)
  • Aug 16 Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, monarch of Nassau-Dietz, born in Kleve, Lower Rhine (d. 1726)
  • Aug 20 Alphonse d'Ève, Flemish Baroque composer, born in Brussels (d. 1727)
  • Aug 27 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1696)