On This Day

August 1679 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 22 Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1758)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 6 John Snell, British royalist, dies at 49 or 50
  • Aug 20 Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60
  • Aug 24 Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)