On This Day

What Happened in August 1679

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 22 Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1758)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 John Snell, English royalist (b. 1629)
  • Aug 20 Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60
  • Aug 24 Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)