1201 On August - 09 birth of arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
1593 On this day in history birth of izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1611 Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth was born on this day in history.
1631 On this day in history birth of john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1648 Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694) was born on August - 09.
1653 On August - 09 birth of john Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)
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 Death of Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117) on August - 09.
0378 Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on August - 09.
0803 Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on August - 09.
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 On this day in history death of najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin
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