On This Day

What Happened in August 1653

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 The Battle of Scheveningen, English fleet beats Dutch
  • Aug 15 -16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
  • Aug 9 John Oldham, English satirical poet, born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire (d. 1683)
  • Aug 14 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • Aug 29 Gillesz de Hondecoeter, painter/Hostage rights, buried at about 49