1509 Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546) was born on August - 03.
1645 August Kuhnel, composer was born on August - 03.
1692 On this day in history birth of john Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)
1748 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer was born on this day in history.
1770 Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840) was born on this day in history.
1801 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace) was born on this day in history.
1808 On August - 03 birth of hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
1811 Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator) was born on this day in history.
0808 P'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China on August - 03.
1387 Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies on August - 03.
1460 Death of King James II of Scotland (b. 1430) on August - 03.
1527 On August - 03 death of scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
1530 On August - 03 philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies
1546 Death of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484) on August - 03.
1604 Death of Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander on August - 03.
1621 On August - 03 death of guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)