On This Day

What Happened in August 1597

Historical Events

  • Aug 11 Germany throws out English sales people
  • Aug 14 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
  • Aug 20 1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 21 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, born in East Peckham, Kent, England (d. 1672)