1201 On August - 09 birth of arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
1593 Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler) was born on this day in history.
1611 On August - 09 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 August - 09 birth of johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
1653 John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683) was born on August - 09.
1669 On this day in history birth of eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)
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 On this day in history irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies
1048 Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days on August - 09.
1107 On this day in history death of emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)
1173 Death of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on this day in history.
1250 Death of King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216) on August - 09.
1420 On this day in history pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies