Birthdays in History in August 1788

  • Aug 2 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1853)
  • Aug 15 Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director
  • Aug 22 Thomas Tredgold, English railway engineer and carpenter,born in Brandon, Durham, England (d. 1829)
  • Aug 25 Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution), born in Harlingen, Friesland (d. 1859)