On This Day

What Happened in August 1620

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Astronomer Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 7 Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII defeats his mother Marie de Medici

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • Aug 15 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 12 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 18 Wanli, Emperor of Ming Dynasty, dies at 56