On This Day

What Happened in August 1545

Historical Events

  • Aug 26 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese as Duke of Parma

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer, born in Baldovie, Angus, Scotland (d. 1622)
  • Aug 27 Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Italian diplomat, born in Rome (d. 1592)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 27 Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)