Birthdays in History in August 1888

  • Aug 4 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra spiritual leader (d. 1965)
  • Aug 9 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
  • Aug 12 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
  • Aug 13 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)

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Aug 14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

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Aug 16 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • Aug 31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)