On This Day

What Happened in August 1217

Historical Events

  • Aug 18 First historical record of Scottish scholar Michael Scot, signs and dates his translation of al-Bitruji's "On the Sphere" in Toledo, Spain
  • Aug 24 Battle of South Foreland: English fleet beats France

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 24 Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle