On This Day

What Happened in August 1599

Historical Events

  • Aug 15 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 14 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar, born in Geneva (d. 1671)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 22 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)