Birthdays in History in August 1816

  • 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 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)