On This Day

What Happened in August 1656

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander, born in Gardanne, France (d. 1733)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 11 Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, Austrian field marshal (b. 1599)
  • Aug 11 Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian nobleman and marshal, dies at 56