Famous People Born in August 1862

  • Aug 1 Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
  • Aug 5 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • Aug 7 Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
  • Aug 11 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)
  • Aug 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)

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Aug 22 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • Aug 26 Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)

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Aug 29 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Aug 29 Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)