On This Day

What Happened in August 1588

Historical Events

  • Aug 12 Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland
  • Aug 12 Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 8 Alonso S├ínchez Coello, Spanish painter
  • Aug 12 Alfonso Ferrabosco, Italian composer who brought madrigal music to England, dies at 45