What Happened in August 1805

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)
  • Aug 8 Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
  • Aug 9 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
  • Aug 11 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
  • Aug 18 Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)
  • Aug 23 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (d. 1893)
  • Aug 29 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
  • Aug 30 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51
  • Aug 3 Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
  • Aug 28 Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770), dies at 83
  • Aug 31 Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer, dies at 95