On This Day

What Happened in August 1556

Historical Events

  • Aug 27 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V abdicates in favor of his brother Ferdinand I

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer and hymnodist, born in Mengeringhausen, Hesse, Germany (d. 1607)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 25 David Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54