Birthdays in History in August 1849

  • Aug 12 Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
  • Aug 23 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
  • Aug 27 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • Aug 29 Titus A J van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97)
  • Aug 30 Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher