Famous People Born in August 1856

  • Aug 1 George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • Aug 3 Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
  • Aug 10 Paul Geisler, composer

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Aug 10 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • Aug 12 "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  • Aug 15 J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament
  • Aug 17 Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
  • Aug 18 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer
  • Aug 18 Jan Karol Gali, composer
  • Aug 20 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
  • Aug 20 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (d. 1909)
  • Aug 24 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter Sankt Veit, (d. 1911)
  • Aug 27 Iwan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, born in Nahuievychi, Galicia (d. 1916)
  • Aug 30 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (d. 1927)
  • Aug 31 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer