On This Day

What Happened in August 1579

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Francois of Anjou visits English Queen Elizabeth I

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (El diablo cojuelo), born in Écija, Seville, Spain (d. 1644)
  • Aug 18 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
  • Aug 24 John Amner, English composer, born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 5 Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)