On This Day

What Happened in August 1632

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 Prince Frederick Henry occupies Maastricht

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 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)

Person of interestJohn 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)

Philosopher John Locke
John Locke

Famous Deaths

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