What Happened on August 19, 1580

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre Vernier, French mathematician, inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, born in Ornans, France (d. 1637)
Born in 1580

Famous Deaths

  • Andrea Palladio [Andrea di Pietro della Gondola], Italian architect (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71
1580 Highlights

About August 19, 1580

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 442 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo