Jan Pieterszoon Coen: Chief founder of the Dutch commercial empire in the East Indies. As the fourth governor-general of the Dutch East Indies, he established a chain of fortified posts in the Indonesian.
A portrait of Edward Fiennes de Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, by an artist of the British school. Lord Clinton was the second husband of Bessie Blount, King Henry VIII's former mistress, and the mother of his acknowledged illegitimate son.
24 August Charles IX of France (under the influence of his mother, Catherine de' Medici) ordered the assassination of Huguenot leaders in Paris (a. the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre). Thousands were killed, in Paris and beyond.