On This Day

What Happened in August 1598

Historical Events

  • Aug 4 London's head office of Hanze closed
  • Aug 21 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 7 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar and poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), born in Vika, Sweden (d. 1672)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 William Cecil, 1st baron Burghley, English statesman, dies at 77