On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1580

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre Vernier, Ornans, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements

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? 440 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo