On This Day

What Happened in August 1560

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 21 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy

Famous Birthdays

Elizabeth Báthory

Aug 7 Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and the world's most prolific female serial killer, born in Nyírbátor, Hungary (d. 1614)

  • Aug 10 Hieronymus Praetorius, German choral composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1629)