06 Aug is in August.
On 06 Aug 761 Oswine Aetheling was killed by Æthelwald Moll King of Northumbria.
On 06 Aug 1195 Henry "Lion" Welf XII Duke Saxony III Duke Bavaria (age 66) died at Ravensburg.
On 06 Aug 1307 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall (age 23) was created 1st Earl Cornwall 5C 1307 by King Edward II of England (age 23) to the shock of the nobility; Earl Cornwall usually reserved for the heir. The earldom gave Gaveston substantial landholdings over great parts of England, to the value of £4,000 a year. These possessions consisted of most of Cornwall, as well as parts of Devonshire in the south-west, land in Berkshire and Oxfordshire centred on the honour of Wallingford, most of the eastern part of Lincolnshire, and the honour of Knaresborough in Yorkshire, with the territories that belonged to it.
On 06 Aug 1332 a Scottish army led by Duncan Fife 4th Earl Fife (age 44) and Robert Bruce Lord of Liddesdale unsuccessfully attempted to oppose the forces of Edward Balliol I King Scotland (age 49) landing near Kinghorn at a skirmish known as the Battle of Wester Kinghorn. Alexander Seton the Younger (age 42) was killed.
In 1385 Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 29) was created 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 1C 1385, and around the same time, 1st Duke Gloucester 1C 1385. Eleanor Bohun Duchess Gloucester (age 19) by marriage Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale and Duchess Gloucester.
On 06 Aug 1462 William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont (age 24) and Joan Stafford Viscountess Beaumont (age 20) were married. She by marriage Viscountess Beaumont. She the daughter of Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham and Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham (age 54). They were first cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.
On 06 Aug 1514 Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus (age 25) and Margaret Tudor Queen Scotland (age 24) were married. She by marriage Countess Angus. She the daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England.
Letters and Papers 1517. 06 Aug 1517. Giust. Desp. II. 113. 3558. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
The Catholic King is in Zealand, waiting to embark. Great cruelties have been committed by the Duke of Gueldres in the invasion of Friesland. As the King, in consequence of the new malady, had withdrawn himself to a distance, found great difficulty in speaking with him. "This disease makes very quick progress, proving fatal in twenty-four hours at the furthest, and many are carried off in four or five hours. The patients experience nothing but a profuse sweat, which dissolves the frame, and when once the twenty-four hours are passed all danger is at an end." Many of his own household are sick. Few strangers are dead, but an immense number of natives. Presented the King with the letters from the Signory and Hadrian, which last he "extracted from the packet addressed by his lordship to the Cardinal of York;" otherwise Wolsey would never have delivered it to his majesty. The King said he was perfectly acquainted with the business, and had heard from the Pope that he intended to deprive and degrade Hadrian. On Sebastian's endeavoring to excuse the Cardinal's absence from Rome, rather than incur danger, the King said: "I understand this matter better than you Venetians;" and seemed greatly exasperated against him. Thinks this is owing to Wolsey. Would have presented the letter to Wolsey, but he "has been ill of this sweating sickness, and would that the perspiration had carried off his wish for these benefices." Many of his household have died from the sweat.
Sebastian's son has returned from the Bp. of Winchester; his audience was delayed because this prelate likewise had taken the sweat. He had a gracious welcome by Fox, who represented the matter as desperate, saying: "We have to deal with the Cardinal, who is not Cardinal but King, and no one in the realm dares attempt aught in opposition to his interests." He was already in possession of the see, and Fox had resigned the administration of it. He said that one of the pontifical briefs greatly exaggerated Hadrian's crimes, and urged that the see of Bath should be given to Wolsey in commendam. But in the second brief the anger of the Pope was much softened, and he seemed to delay the execution of the former one. The second brief, however, is not to be found, and your highness will comprehend by whose means it has been secreted. The Bp. also wrote a letter to Chieregato, of which Sebastian encloses a copy. London, 6 Aug. 1517.
Letters and Papers 1528. 06 Aug 1528. R. O. 4610. Pasqual Spinula to Wolsey.
Was unwilling to wait upon him during the prevalence of the sickness, to explain to him the loss of his alum, which had been sequestrated and sold, and the papal briefs he has received on the subject. Now that matters are quiet, begs that Wolsey will take his case into consideration. London, 6 Aug. 1528. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
Grace from god the father throught our Lord Jesus with perpetuall Encrease of his holie spiritt.
May it please your majestie that it is heir [here] certainlie spoken that the Quen of Scotland traveleht [travails, or is attempting] earnestlie to have a treatiss intitilled the ferst blast of the trompett [con]futed by the censure of the learned in divers realmes, and father that she lauboreht to inflambe the hartes of princess against the writer And becaus that it may appear that your majestie hath interest, that she myndeht [mindeth] to travall with your grace, your graces counsall, and learned menn for Judgement against such a common enemey to womenn and to thare regiment. It were but foolishnes to me to prescribe unto your majestie what is to be donn in any thing, but especiallie in such thinges as men suppos do tuoch [touch] my self…'
Pepy's Diary. 06 Aug 1666. Thence to Sir Ph. Warwicke (age 56) and my Lord Treasurer's (age 59), but failed in my business; so home and in Fenchurch-streete [Map] met with Mr. Battersby; says he, "Do you see Dan Rawlinson's (age 52) door shut up?" (which I did, and wondered). "Why", says he, "after all the sickness, and himself spending all the last year in the country, one of his men is now dead of the plague, and his wife and one of his mayds sicke, and himself shut up"; which troubles me mightily.
Evelyn's Diary. 06 Aug 1698. I dined with Pepys (age 65), where was Captain Dampier (age 46), who had been a famous buccaneer, had brought hither the painted Prince Job, and printed a relation of his very strange adventure, and his observations. He was now going abroad again by the King's (age 47) encouragement, who furnished a ship of 290 tons. He seemed a more modest man than one would imagine by the relation of the crew he had assorted with. He brought a map of his observations of the course of the winds in the South Sea, and assured us that the maps hitherto extant were all false as to the Pacific Sea, which he makes on the south of the line, that on the north end running by the coast of Peru being extremely tempestuous.
On 06 Aug 1699 Albert Saxe Gotha Duke Saxe Coburg (age 51) died at Coburg. His brother John Ernest Saxe Coburg Saalfeld IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld (age 40) succeeded IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld.
Stonehenge by William Stukeley. Table XXIX. Prospect of the Cursus & Stonehenge from the North Aug 6. 1723. A. The Entrance of the Avenue [Map]. B. The 7 Barrows. C. The Kings Barrow [Coneybury Hill Barrow [Map]?]. D. Salisbury Steeple [Map]. E. Stonehenge. [The Stonehenge Greater Cursus in the foreground. Appears to have been sketched from highground at Larkhill [Map]]
On 06 Aug 1767 Richard White 1st Earl Bantry was born to Simon White.
On 06 Aug 1789 Richard Cavendish 2nd Baron Waterpark (age 24) and Juliana Cooper Baroness Waterpark (age 22) were married. They had nine children.
On 06 Aug 1794 Henry Bathurst 2nd Earl Bathurst (age 80) died at Oakley Grove Cirencester, Gloucestershire. His son Henry Bathurst 3rd Earl Bathurst (age 32) succeeded 3rd Earl Bathurst of Bathurst in Sussex. Georgiana Lennox Countess Bathurst (age 28) by marriage Countess Bathurst of Bathurst in Sussex.
On 06 Aug 1812 Arthur Hill 4th Marquess Downshire was born to Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull Hill 3rd Marquess Downshire (age 23) and Maria Windsor Marchioness Downshire (age 22).
On 06 Aug 1814 Fitzroy James Henry Somerset 1st Baron Raglan (age 25) and Emily Harriet Wellesley-Pole Baroness Raglan (age 22) were married. She the daughter of William Wellesley aka Wellesley-Pole 3rd Earl Mornington (age 51) and Katherine Forbes Countess Mornington (age 53). He the son of Henry Somerset 5th Duke Beaufort and Elizabeth Boscawen Duchess Beaufort (age 67).
On 06 Aug 1837 Harriet Mellon Duchess St Albans (age 59) died. Her step-grand-daughter Angela Burdett-Coutts 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts (age 23) inherited the Coutts fortune of around £1.8 million (equivalent to £170,000,000 in 2021).
On 06 Aug 1846 George Finch-Hatton 6th Earl Nottingham 11th Earl Winchilsea (age 31) and Constance Henrietta Paget Countess Nottingham Winchilsea (age 23) were married. She the daughter of Henry Paget 2nd Marquess Anglesey (age 49) and Eleanora Campbell. He the son of George Finch-Hatton 5th Earl Nottingham 10th Earl Winchilsea (age 55) and Georgiana Charlotte Graham Countess Nottingham Winchelsea.
On 06 Aug 1850 Windham Quin 1717- 1789-2nd Earl Dunraven and Mount Earl (age 67) died. His son Edwin Wyndham-Quin 3rd Earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (age 38) succeeded 3rd Earl Dunraven and Mount Earl, 3rd Viscount Mount Earl, 3rd Baron Adare
On 06 Aug 1851 Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore Stanhope 9th Earl of Chesterfield (age 30) and Dorothea Hay Countess Chesterfield (age 23) were married at St John's Church Edinburgh.
On 06 Aug 1858 Archibald William Douglas 8th Marquess Queensberry (age 40) died while hunting officially from the explosion of his gun however the event was widely believed to be a suicide.
On 06 Aug 1866 George Pratt 2nd Marquess Camden (age 67) died at his country seat Bayham Abbey [Map]. His son John Charles Pratt 3rd Marquess Camden (age 26) succeeded 3rd Marquess Camden, 3rd Earl Brecknock, 4th Earl Camden, 4th Viscount Bayham of Bayham Abbey in Kent, 4th Baron Camden of Camden Place in Kent.
After 06 Aug 1866 John Charles Pratt 3rd Marquess Camden (age 26) and Clementina Augusta Spencer-Churchill Countess Camden (age 18) were married. She by marriage Countess Camden, Countess Brecknock. She the daughter of George Spencer-Churchill 6th Duke Marlborough and Charlotte Augusta Flower Duchess Marlborough. He the son of George Pratt 2nd Marquess Camden (deceased) and Harriet Murray Marchioness Camden.
On 06 Aug 1868 Edward Charles Rowley Littleton 4th Baron Hatherton was born to Edward George Littleton 3rd Baron Hatherton (age 25) and Charlotte Louisa Rowley Baroness Hatherton (age 23).
On 06 Aug 1885 William Bingham Compton 6th Marquess Northampton was born to William George Spencer Scott Compton 5th Marquess Northampton (age 34) and Mary Florence Baring Marchioness Northampton (age 25).
On 06 Aug 1890 Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont 2nd Viscount Allendale was born to Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont 1st Viscount Allendale (age 29) and Alexandrina Louise Maud Vane-Tempest Viscountess Allendale (age 26).
On 06 Aug 1913 George Cholmondeley 5th Marquess Cholmondeley (age 30) and Sybil Sassoon Marchioness Cholmondeley (age 19) were married. He the son of George Cholmondeley 4th Marquess Cholmondeley (age 55) and Winifred Kingscote Marchioness Cholmondeley.
Samuel Herbert Valentine: In 1857 he was born. In 1913 Samuel Herbert Valentine (age 56) was appointed Mayor of Ludlow which office he held until 1917. On 14 Aug 1914, Tuesday, the Town Crier of Ludlow Richard Morgan paraded the streets in full regalia calling upon our town's people to gather outside the Old Town Hall in Castle Square. The subsequent crowd of some three thousand listened on as the Mayor of Ludlow Councillor Samuel Valentine (age 57) officially announced the declaration of war from the Town Hall's balcony. The 10.13am train the following day was packed with men heading off to the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry depot in Shrewsbury; the platform was crowded with mothers, wives and children waving farewell. On 06 Aug 1927 Samuel Herbert Valentine (age 70) died.
After 06 Aug 1931. Church of the Holy Trinity Embleton [Map]. Memorial to Percy Adams who with William Butters gave in life in an attempt to save Albert Butters from drowning in the River Tweed on 06 Aug 1931.
From Craster Living History:
On the Thursday following at 12 o'clock, Albert Butters was playing around the edge of the river, with all the other scouts. He being the adventurous type, he waded deeper, although he couldn't swim. Desmond, who was looking on, heard a scream as Albert got into difficulties and watched frantically as William Butters who could not swim, ran into the water to aid him. He grasped hold of him to hold him up and at this point Percy Adams, who was in a boat nearby, had seen the commotion, and he dived overboard to swim to them, but on reaching them he too was pulled under by a strong current.
One of the seven remaining scouts ran to the 18th, 19th and 24th Midlothian Girl Guides which was about 200 yards away to obtain help, whilst the other 6 stood on the bank, powerless to help. When the Guides arrived, Miss Stewart, the leader, organized two girls who were strong swimmers to swim into the area, and look to see if they could find them. They couldn't find the boys or Percy Adams. Eventually the police arrived and at that point Miss Stewart sent the guides back to their camp and she took charge of the 7 remaining scouts, and drove them back to Craster.
On 06 Aug 1975 Alfonso Orléans Galliera Duke Galliera (age 88) died at Sanlúcar de Barrameda.