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 John Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724) was born on August - 25.
1664 On August - 25 birth of johan van de Bergh, Leids regent
1718 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer was born on this day in history.
1724 On August - 25 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 On this day in history gaius Plinius Secundus, [Plinius Maior], Roman admiral/writer, dies
0383 Death of Flavius Gratianus, Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25 on this day in history.
0882 Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19 on August - 25.
1192 Death of Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142) on August - 25.
1227 On this day in history ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies
1270 On August - 25 louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
1282 On August - 25 death of thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218)
1330 On August - 25 death of sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)