On This Day

What Happened in August 1687

Historical Events

  • Aug 12 Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders
  • Aug 12 Battle of Mohacs: Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed by forces of Holy Roman Emperor under Charles of Lorraine

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 14 Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange and monarch of Nassau-Dietz, born in Dessau, Anhalt (d. 1711)
  • Aug 26 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
  • Aug 30 Francesco Maria Vallara, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1740)