August 1792 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 10 Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 Revolutionaries imprison French royals, including Marie Antoinette

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Aug 29 British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead; more than 800 killed

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 4 Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
  • Aug 13 Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen consort of William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 18 John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1846-52 and 1865-66), born in Mayfair, Middlesex (d. 1878)

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell
  • Aug 26 Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (b. 1732)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of Great Britain (Tory: 1770-82), "who lost America", dies at 60

British Prime Minister Frederick North
British Prime Minister
Frederick North
  • Aug 25 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)