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