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August 1628 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

Sinking ShipThe Sinking of the Vasa

Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30
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Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
Swedish warship Vasa sinking in Stockholm harbor
  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • Aug 27 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 29 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)

Deaths in History

  • 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