What Happened in August 1699

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Aug 6 HMS Roebuck, captained by William Dampier, lands at Shark Bay, Western Australia on the first British scientific expedition to Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer
  • Aug 13 John Dyer, British poet, born in Aberglasney, Wales (Baptism date)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Queen of Portugal as the wife of King Peter II from 1687-99), dies at 32
  • Aug 19 José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway, dies at 53