1301 Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.
1397 On August - 05 birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
1461 On this day in history birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)
1540 On August - 05 birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
1604 On August - 05 birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized
1607 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on this day in history.
1623 On this day in history birth of antonio Cesti, composer
1624 William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on this day in history.
0882 Death of King Louis III of France (b. 863) on this day in history.
1063 On August - 05 death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
1157 On this day in history dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies
1364 On this day in history death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)
1572 Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on this day in history.
1579 Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on this day in history.
1610 Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on August - 05.
1644 On this day in history j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61