On This Day

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)

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? 441 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo