On This Day

What Happened in August 1648

Historical Events

  • Aug 17 -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
  • Aug 20 Battle of Lens: French Duc d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
  • Aug 26 People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohann Michael Bach

Aug 9 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)


Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Ibrahim I, 18th Ottoman Sultan (1640-48), dies at 32
  • Aug 20 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65