On This Day

What Happened in August 1591

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 French King Henry IV occupies Rouen


Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 24 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), baptized in London (d. 1674)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 23 Luis de Leon, Spanish scholar and poet, dies at 64