August 1827 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 10 Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
  • Aug 17 Dutch King Willem I and Pope Leo XII sign concord
  • Aug 22 José de La Mar becomes President of Peru

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 5 Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • Aug 22 Joseph Anthony Mower, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodstock, Vermont (d. 1870)
  • Aug 22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, born in Vermont (d. 1906)
  • Aug 24 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1867)
  • Aug 28 Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1894)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 8 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, dies in office at 57

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 12 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • Aug 27 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies