On This Day

What Happened in August 1611

Historical Events

  • Aug 11 Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 9 Henry II, Count of Nassau-Siegen (1611-23), born in Siegen (d. 1652)
  • Aug 18 Ludwika Maria Gonzaga, French princess and queen of Poland, born in Nevers, France (d. 1667)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Kato Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1562)
  • Aug 27 Tom├ęs L de Victoria, Spanish composer, singer, organist, and priest, dies at about 53