On This Day

August 1664 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu
  • Aug 10 Austria and the Ottoman Empire sign the Peace of Vásvár
  • Aug 29 Adriaen Pieck and Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 25 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1755)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 24 Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (Urania propitia), dies at about 54
  • Aug 27 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter, dies at 65