Famous People Born in August 1868

  • Aug 2 Constantine I, king of Greece
  • Aug 5 Oskar Merikanto, composer
  • Aug 6 Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)
  • Aug 7 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
  • Aug 7 Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)

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Aug 10 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1954)

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • Aug 14 Leone Sinigaglia, composer
  • Aug 16 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer
  • Aug 16 Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, born in Mill Spring, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Aug 20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • Aug 22 Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
  • Aug 25 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter