Famous People Born in August 1859

  • Aug 4 Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Nobel Prize 1920), born in Lom, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway (d. 1952)
  • Aug 6 J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon)
  • Aug 12 Katharine Lee Bates, American author (America the Beautiful)
  • Aug 19 Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
  • Aug 19 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer