On This Day

What Happened in August 1552

Historical Events

Treaty of Interest

Aug 2 Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion

  • Aug 5 Battle of Ponza: Ottoman naval fleet led by Dragut defeats Genoese fleet under Andrea Doria capturing seven galleys

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 14 Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian and statesman, born in Venice (d. 1623)
  • Aug 24 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1614)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 15 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)