On This Day

What Happened in August 1646

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
  • Aug 19 John Flamsteed, English astronomer and first Astronomer Royal, born in Denby, England (d. 1719)

Famous Deaths

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