On This Day

What Happened in August 1530

Historical Events

  • Aug 12 Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 22 Bartolomeo Spontone, Italian composer and singer, born in Bologna (d. 1592)

Person of interestIvan the Terrible

Aug 25 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84), born in Kolomenskoye, Russia (d. 1584)

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies