What Happened in August 1797

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Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
  • Aug 16 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Friedrich August Kummer, composer
  • Aug 9 Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Mary Shelley, author (Frankenstein), born in London, England

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80
  • Aug 12 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Alsatian-born Austrian general (b. 1724)