On This Day

What Happened in August 1627

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle

Victory in Battle

Aug 19 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Groenlo

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1678)
  • Aug 26 Thomas Bullis, English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)

Famous Deaths

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