What Happened in August 1628

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

The Sinking of the Vasa

Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30

  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • Aug 27 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 29 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Francesco Gonzaga, Italian composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 6 Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
  • Aug 10 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned

AssassinationGeorge Villiers

Aug 23 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier who was a favorite of King James I, assassinated by army officer John Felton at 35