On This Day

What Happened in August 1650

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 16 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1718)
  • Aug 27 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, born in Obersontheim, Germany (d. 1720)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 19 Abraham de Verwer, Dutch painter, buried at about 55