On This Day

What Happened in August 1652

Historical Events

  • Aug 26 Battle of Plymouth: General-at-Sea George Ayscue of the Commonwealth of England attacked a convoy of the Dutch Republic commanded by Vice-Commodore Michiel de Ruyter. Dutch victory

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor (tomb stones)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 John Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37
  • Aug 14 Abraham Elsevier, Dutch book publisher, dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
  • Aug 22 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (1st Governor-General of Swedish Livonia), dies at 69
  • Aug 23 John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, English royalist politician (b. 1600)