1079 On August - 08 birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)
1518 On August - 08 birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
1571 On August - 08 birth of john Ward, composer
1586 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on August - 08.
1605 Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on August - 08.
1617 On this day in history birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
1646 On August - 08 birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
1653 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on this day in history.
0117 Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies on this day in history.
0869 Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on this day in history.
1445 Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on August - 08.
1506 On August - 08 sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
1553 On this day in history death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)
1555 On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)
1588 On this day in history death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter
1604 On this day in history death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)