What Happened in August 1816

Historical Events

  • Aug 8 Bavaria joins Holy Alliance
  • Aug 14 Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
  • Aug 19 Java again in Dutch hands
  • Aug 24 The Treaty of St. Louis is signed by the USA and the united tribes of Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Aug 27 Lord Exmouth bombards Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 John Eugene Smith, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1897)
  • Aug 4 Israel Vogdes, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Robinson, composer
  • Aug 19 Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs
  • Aug 21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • Aug 24 Daniel Gooch, English engineer, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables, born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England (d. 1889)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Karl Frieberth, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 7 Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 9 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (b. 1771)