1530 Ivan IV (the Terrible), 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84) was born on this day in history.
1561 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632) was born on August - 25.
1624 François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709) was born on August - 25.
1662 On this day in history birth of john Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724)
1664 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent was born on this day in history.
1718 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer was born on August - 25.
1724 On August - 25 birth of george Stubbs, England, animal painter (House Frightened by Lion)
1741 On August - 25 birth of karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian (d. 1792)
0079 Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Plinius Maior], Roman admiral/writer, dies on August - 25.
0383 On August - 25 death of flavius Gratianus, Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25
0882 On this day in history louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19
1192 On this day in history death of hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
1227 Ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies on August - 25.
1270 On August - 25 louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
1282 On this day in history death of thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218)
1330 Death of Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286) on this day in history.