On This Day

What Happened in August 1646

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)

Person of interestJohn Flamsteed

Aug 19 John Flamsteed, English astronomer and 1st Astronomer Royal, born in Denby, England (d. 1719)

1st Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed
1st Astronomer Royal
John Flamsteed

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 19 Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian
  • Aug 28 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53