On This Day

What Happened in August 1647

Historical Events

  • Aug 8 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 12 Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
  • Aug 22 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine), born in Blois, France (d. 1712)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 24 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
  • Aug 28 Johann Dilliger, German composer, dies at 53