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Birthdays in History

  • Aug 8 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
  • Aug 17 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
  • Aug 18 Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760)
  • Aug 30 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, born in Cardington, Bedfordshire (d. 1796)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (b. 1641)
  • Aug 9 Simon Ockley, English orientalist (b. 1678)
  • Aug 17 Anne Lefèvre, French scholar (b. 1654)