On This Day

What Happened in August 1637

Historical Events

  • Aug 28 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquers Fort Elmina, West Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 16 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • Aug 20 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor of Suriname (1638-88), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • Aug 27 Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland, born in Salisbury, England (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • Aug 13 Dirck Bas, Dutch merchant, regent, government leader (OIC), dies