On This Day

What Happened in August 1576

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 15 (Valentin) Bálint Bakfark, Hungarian lutenist, and composer, dies of the plague at about 70
  • Aug 27 Titian [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague