1222 Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262) was born on August - 04.
1290 Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326) was born on August - 04.
1502 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer was born on August - 04.
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 On this day in history birth of louis Lully, composer
1687 On this day in history birth of johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
1701 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.
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 On this day in history death of boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered
1265 On August - 04 simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle
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 this day in history.
1430 On August - 04 philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26
1476 Death of Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded on August - 04.