1301 Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on August - 05.
1397 On August - 05 birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)
1461 On August - 05 birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)
1540 Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on August - 05.
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 August - 05 birth of antonio Cesti, composer
1624 William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on August - 05.
0882 Death of King Louis III of France (b. 863) on August - 05.
1063 Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on this day in history.
1157 On August - 05 dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies
1364 Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on August - 05.
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 this day in history.
1644 J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on August - 05.