On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1628

  • Aug 1 Francesco Gonzaga, Italian composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 6 Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
  • Aug 10 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned

MurderGeorge Villiers

Aug 23 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier who was a favorite of King James I, assassinated by army officer John Felton at 35

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers