Famous People Born in August 1808

  • Aug 1 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 3 Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
  • Aug 9 William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 10 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
  • Aug 19 James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer
  • Aug 24 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Aug 24 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • Aug 29 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer
  • Aug 30 Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (d. 1892)