On This Day

What Happened in August 1644

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Louise de La Vallière, French mistress of Louis XIV (1661-67), born in Tours, France (d. 1710)
  • Aug 12 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
  • Aug 12 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer, baptized in Wartenberg (d. 1704)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 5 J Henry Alting, German theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61