1079 On this day in history 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 John Ward, composer was born on August - 08.
1586 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on this day in history.
1605 Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.
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 August - 08.
1653 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on this day in history.
0117 On August - 08 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 On August - 08 sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
1553 Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on August - 08.
1555 Death of Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) on August - 08.
1588 Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on August - 08.
1604 Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on this day in history.