1222 On August - 04 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 On August - 04 birth of pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
1521 On August - 04 birth of pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
1604 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.
1664 Louis Lully, composer was born on this day in history.
1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS] was born on August - 04.
1701 On August - 04 birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
1060 On August - 04 henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52
1113 On August - 04 death of gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)
1204 On this day in history death of boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered
1265 Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle on this day in history.
1306 Death of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.