On This Day

What Happened in August 1589

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Assassination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques Clément

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • Aug 2 Henry III, King of Poland and France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
  • Aug 10 Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • Aug 11 Maarten Schenck van Nideggen, lt col (80 year war), dies at about 49