August 1678 in history

August 1678 events chronologically

Aug 3 Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes

Died in August 1678

Aug 5 Juan García de Zéspedes a Mexican composer, singer, viol player, and teacher.
Aug 16 Andrew Marvell an English metaphysical poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678. As a metaphysical poet, he is associated with John Donne and George Herbert. He was a colleague and friend of John Milton. His poems include "To His Coy Mistress", "The Garden", "An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland", "The Mower's Song" and the country house poem "Upon Appleton House"
Aug 22 Giovanni Battista Falda an Italian architect, engraver and artist. He is known for his engravings of both contemporary and antique structures of Rome
Aug 28 John Berkeley 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton an English royalist soldier. From 1648 he was closely associated with James, Duke of York, and rose to prominence, fortune and fame. He and Sir George Carteret were the founders of the U.S. state of New Jersey
Aug 31 Louis VII Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt a Hessian regent.