August 1591 in history

Born in August 1591

Aug 12 Louise de Marillac the co-founder, with Saint Vincent de Paul, of the Daughters of Charity. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church
Aug 24 Robert Herrick (poet) a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for his book of poems, Hesperides. This includes the carpe diem poem To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time, with the first line Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

Died in August 1591

Aug 14 François de la Noue one of the Huguenot captains of the 16th century. He was born near Nantes in 1531, of an ancient Breton family
Aug 23 Luis de León Ponce de León, O.E.S.A. was a Spanish lyric poet, Augustinian friar, theologian and academic, active during the Spanish Golden Age