On This Day

What Happened in August 1627

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle

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Aug 19 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Groenlo

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Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Aug 26 Thomas Bullis, English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 21 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, dies at 69