On This Day

What Happened in August 1604

Historical Events

  • Aug 20 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, born in Paris (d. 1676)
  • Aug 5 John Eliot, English Puritan missionary "Apostle to Indians," and Bible translator, baptized in Widford, England (d. 1690)
  • Aug 12 Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
  • Aug 8 Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)
  • Aug 31 Giovanale Ancina, Italian priest and composer, dies of purported poisoning at 58