On This Day

What Happened in August 1619

Historical Events

Treaty of Interest

Aug 8 Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen

  • Aug 20 1st known African Americans in English North America (approx. 20) land at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe), Virginia. They are then sold or traded into servitude.
  • Aug 27 Frederik van Palts chosen as King of Bohemia
  • Aug 28 Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor (rules till 1637)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer, baptized in Venice (d. 1677)
  • Aug 15 Hubertus Quellinus, Flemish cartoonist and painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1687)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Navy, born in Reims, France (d. 1683)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 15 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Krak√≥w, dies
  • Aug 30 Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord, dies at 84