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 This day in History - August 1
507 Historic Events for August 1
1626

Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal

Event
1628

Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

Event
1628

Francesco Gonzaga, composer, dies at 37

Death
1642

Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95) [or Feb 25, 1643]

Birth
1659

Antoine Mouque, composer

Birth
1664

Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu

Event
1667

Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48

Death
1685

Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer

Birth
1686

Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)

Birth
1690

Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye

Event
1711

Surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov

Event
1714

Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter

Birth
1714

Anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49

Death
1714

Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England

Event
1716

1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)

Event
1716

Waterman's race on Thames 1st rowed

Event
1732

Foundation laid for Bank of England

Event
1743

Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46

Death
1744

Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist

Birth
1753

Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist

Birth
1755

Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer

Birth
1759

Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France

Event
1766

Jeffrey Wyatville, architect

Birth
1766

Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer

Birth
1770

William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis and Clark Expedition

Birth