On This Day

What Happened in August 1576

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Cornerstone laid for Tycho Brahe's observatory in Uraniborg, Denmark, at the time world's most advanced research institution

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 15 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
  • Aug 27 Titian [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague