Birthdays in History in August 1865

  • Aug 2 Irving Babbitt, American writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
  • Aug 2 John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
  • Aug 14 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician, born in Venice (d. 1952)
  • Aug 15 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
  • Aug 15 Mikao Usui, Japanese founder of Reiki (form of spiritual practice), born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan (d. 1926)
  • Aug 22 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
  • Aug 24 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), born in Sigmaringen, German Confederation (d. 1927)
  • Aug 27 Charles Gates Dawes, (R) 30th VP (1925-29, Nobel 1925)
  • Aug 27 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)