On This Day

What Happened in August 1696

Historical Events

  • Aug 13 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor

Historic Event

Aug 29 King Louis XIV of France and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1730-54) who fought Austria & Russia, born in Edirne Palace, Edirne, Ottoman Empire (d. 1754)
  • Aug 9 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, born in Prague (d. 1772)
  • Aug 12 Maurice Greene, English composer, born in London (d. 1755)
  • Aug 31 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)