What Happened in August 1847

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Charlotte Brontë finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Guido Papini, violinist/composer
  • Aug 3 Jan de Louter, lawyer/tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina
  • Aug 9 Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna, queen consort of Spain (d. 1876)
  • Aug 14 Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912)
  • Aug 20 Andrew Greenwood, England cricketer (d. 1889)
  • Aug 21 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
  • Aug 22 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
  • Aug 23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
  • Aug 27 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville