On This Day

August 1648 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 17 -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
  • Aug 20 Battle of Lens: French Duc d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
  • Aug 26 People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin

Deaths in History

  • Aug 12 Ibrahim I, 18th Ottoman Sultan (1640-48), dies at 32
  • Aug 20 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65