On This Day

What Happened in August 1685

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1748)
  • Aug 18 Brook Taylor, English mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem, born in Edmonton, Middlesex, England (d. 1731)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 8 Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), dies at 75