What Happened in August 1720

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
  • Aug 10 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1789)
  • Aug 11 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, born in Horb am Neckar (d. 1793)
  • Aug 12 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Aug 17 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
  • Aug 18 Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760)
  • Aug 20 Bernard de Bury, composer
  • Aug 30 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, born in Cardington, Bedfordshire (d. 1796)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (b. 1641)
  • Aug 9 Simon Ockley, English orientalist (b. 1678)
  • Aug 17 Anne Lefèvre, French scholar (b. 1654)