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