Birthdays in History in August 1849

  • Aug 12 Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
  • Aug 23 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1903)
  • Aug 27 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • Aug 29 Titus van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • Aug 30 J. M. Dent, British publisher, born in Darlington, England (d. 1926)