On This Day

What Happened in August 1630

Historical Events

  • Aug 13 Ferdinand II dismisses supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Thomas Clifford, English statesman (1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh), born in Ugbrooke, Devon, England (d. 1673)
  • Aug 27 Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter, born in Nootdorp, Netherlands (d. 1693)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Federico Cesi, Italian naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, dies at 45