On This Day

What Happened in August 1607

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, German composer and court organist, born in Hagenau (d. 1683)
  • Aug 17 Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608], born in Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France (d. 1665)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 22 Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)