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 Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth was born on August - 09.
1631 On this day in history 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 August - 09.
1669 Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731) was born on August - 09.
1674 On August - 09 birth of františek Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)
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 On August - 09 irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies
1048 Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days on this day in history.
1107 Death of Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079) on August - 09.
1173 Death of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on August - 09.
1250 Death of King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216) on August - 09.
1420 Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies on this day in history.