On This Day

What Happened in August 1623

Historical Events

  • Aug 6 Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, born in Arezzo (d. 1669) baptismal date
  • Aug 23 Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer, born in Raków, Kielce County, Poland (d. 1675)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Anne Hathaway, wife of English playwright William Shakespeare, dies aged 66 or 67