On This Day

What Happened in August 1557

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
  • Aug 10 Battle of St Quentin in Picardy: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont and Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Spanish Empire) beat the Duke of Montmorency (France)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 16 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (Communion of St. Jerome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1602)
  • Aug 19 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, born in Montbéliard, France (d. 1608)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)