On This Day

What Happened in August 1630

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 Ferdinand II dismisses supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
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