Birthdays in History in August 1808

  • Aug 1 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 3 Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
  • Aug 9 William Thomas Ward, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Amelia County, Virginia (d 1878)
  • Aug 19 James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer
  • Aug 24 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1891)
  • Aug 26 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Claiborne County, Mississippi (d. 1882)
  • Aug 29 Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician and reformer, born in Delitzsch, Saxony (d. 1883)
  • Aug 30 Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Mother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, born in Munich (d. 1892)