On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1653

  • Aug 8 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
  • Aug 9 John Oldham, English satirical poet, born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire (d. 1683)
  • Aug 14 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)