On This Day

What Happened in July 1638

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Gerrit Berckheyde, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1698)
  • Jul 8 Matteo Coferati, composer
  • Jul 10 David Teniers III, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1685)
  • Jul 15 Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1693)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 27 Johan VIII de Jongere, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 54
  • Jul 31 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, dies at 17