What Happened in August 1721

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Historical Events

  • Aug 30 Russian/Swedish Peace of Nystad, ends North Sea War

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • Aug 13 Francis Ireland, composer
  • Aug 21 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
  • Aug 31 George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born woodcarver (b. 1648)
  • Aug 13 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)