On This Day

What Happened in August 1657

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Cornelis Chastelein, Dutch colonial director
  • Aug 18 Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1743)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Polish-Lithuanian noble
  • Aug 7 Robert Blake, English admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57
  • Aug 19 Frans Snyders, Flemish painter of animals, dies at 77
  • Aug 29 John Lilburne, English dissenter