On This Day

What Happened in August 1624

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • Aug 14 Dutch fleet seizes Callao the Lima in Peru

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 William Tucker, 1st child of African descent to be born in English colony in America, born in Jamestown, Virginia
  • Aug 22 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer and poet, born in Caen, France (d. 1701)
  • Aug 25 Fran├žois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France, born in Forez, France (d. 1709)