On This Day

August 1637 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 28 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquers Fort Elmina, West Africa

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 16 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • Aug 20 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor of Suriname (1638-88), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • Aug 27 Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland, born in Salisbury, England (d. 1715)

Deaths in History

Person of interestBen Jonson

Aug 6 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • Aug 10 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • Aug 13 Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/government leader (OIC), dies