On This Day

What Happened in August 1600

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 6 Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 11 Paul Hallmann, German composer, born in Friedland (d. 1650)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
  • Aug 15 Johann Baptista Serranus, German singer, and composer, dies at 60