On This Day

What Happened in August 1660

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 21 Hubert Gautier, French engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building, born in Nîmes, France (d. 1737)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (Las Meninas), dies at 61
  • Aug 12 Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33