Famous People Born in August 1720

  • Aug 8 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
  • Aug 10 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1789)
  • Aug 11 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, born in Horb am Neckar (d. 1793)
  • Aug 12 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Aug 17 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
  • Aug 18 Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760)
  • Aug 20 Bernard de Bury, composer
  • Aug 30 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, born in Cardington, Bedfordshire (d. 1796)