On This Day

What Happened in August 1691

Historical Events

  • Aug 16 Yorktown, Virginia founded
  • Aug 19 Battle at Szalankemen: Austrians beat Turks

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 25 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1736)
  • Aug 28 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1750)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 14 Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
  • Aug 19 Mustafa Koprulu, Turkish grand vizer, dies in battle