On This Day

What Happened in August 1667

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 State of Holland obtain Eternal Edict

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 11 Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
  • Aug 28 Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1721)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48
  • Aug 3 Francesco Borromini, Italian sculptor and architect, dies at 67
  • Aug 13 Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
  • Aug 27 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, buried at 33
  • Aug 31 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, dies at 60