On This Day

What Happened in August 1632

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 22 Prince Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange occupies Maastricht

  • Aug 28 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner), born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1707)
  • Aug 20 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher, born in Bourges, France (d. 1704)

John Locke

Aug 29 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), born in Wrington, England (d. 1704)


Famous Deaths

  • Aug 20 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
  • Aug 25 Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)