August 1797 in History

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Events in History

  • Aug 3 Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
  • Aug 16 Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 9 Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Mary Shelley, author (Frankenstein), born in London, England

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Alsatian-born Austrian general (b. 1724)