1201 On this day in history birth of arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
1593 Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler) was born on August - 09.
1611 On this day in history birth of henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth
1631 On August - 09 birth of john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1648 On this day in history birth of johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
1653 John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683) was born on this day in history.
1669 Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731) was born on this day in history.
1674 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766) was born on August - 09.
0117 On August - 09 death of mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)
0378 On August - 09 flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50
0803 Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on this day in history.
1048 Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days on August - 09.
1107 On August - 09 death of emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)
1173 Death of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on this day in history.
1250 On August - 09 death of king Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)
1420 On this day in history pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies