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, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized
  • 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, composer, dies at 58