On This Day

What Happened in August 1617

Historical Events

  • Aug 23 1st one-way streets open (London)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
  • Aug 13 Johannes Andreas Quenstedt, German Lutheran theologian, born in Quedlinburg, Germany (d. 1688)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 13 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman, dies at 76
  • Aug 24 Saint Rose of Lima [Isabel Flores de Olivia], Peruvian saint, a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic, dies at 31