1222 On this day in history birth of richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)
1290 On August - 04 birth of duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
1502 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer was born on this day in history.
1521 On this day in history birth of pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
1604 On August - 04 birth of françois Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)
1664 Louis Lully, composer was born on August - 04.
1687 On this day in history birth of johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
1701 On this day in history birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
1060 Henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52 on August - 04.
1113 Death of Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030) on this day in history.
1204 Death of Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered on this day in history.
1265 On this day in history simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle
1306 Death of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) on August - 04.
1338 Death of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300) on August - 04.
1430 Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26 on August - 04.
1476 Death of Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded on August - 04.