On This Day

What Happened in August 1512

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Battle of Saint-Mathieu (also called the Battle of Brest): an English fleet of 25 ships commanded by Sir Edward Howard and a Franco-Breton fleet of 22 ships commanded by RenĂ© de Clermont.

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher, dies at 48