On This Day

What Happened in August 1674

Historical Events

  • Aug 11 1st Battle of at Seneffe (Louis II Condé vs Willem III)

Historic Event

Aug 18 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie" premieres in Versailles

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Regent of France (1715-23), born in Château de Saint Cloud, France (d. 1723)
  • Aug 9 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect and builder, born in Prague (d. 1766)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Philippe de Champaigne, French painter, dies at 72
  • Aug 13 Lars Johnstown [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35