On This Day

What Happened in August 1634

Historical Events

  • Aug 18 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.

Victory in Battle

Aug 26 Battle at Nordlingen Bavarian: Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Spanish forces defeat a force of Swedish and German protestants

  • Aug 27 Battle of Nordingen: Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar loses Duchy of Franconia

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 Pieter de Jode I, Flemish publisher of engravings, dies (b. 1573)
  • Aug 9 William Noy, English jurist (b. 1577)
  • Aug 18 Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)