Famous People Born in August 1839

  • Aug 4 Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
  • Aug 8 Nelson Appleton Miles, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1925)
  • Aug 10 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
  • Aug 15 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer
  • Aug 17 Hubert Platt Main, composer
  • Aug 17 Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher
  • Aug 19 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist
  • Aug 24 Eduard Napravnik, composer
  • Aug 27 Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1881)
  • Aug 30 Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)