On This Day

What Happened in August 1664

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu
  • Aug 10 Austria and the Ottoman Empire sign the Peace of Vásvár
  • Aug 29 Adriaen Pieck and Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Louis Lully, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1734)
  • Aug 6 Johann Christoph Schmidt, German composer, born in Ansbach, Bavaria (d. 1728)
  • Aug 25 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1755)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 24 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
  • Aug 27 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter, dies at 65