On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1686

  • Aug 1 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1739)
  • Aug 12 John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  • Aug 17 Nicola Antonio Porpora, Italian composer and singing teacher, born in Naples (d. 1768)
  • Aug 19 Antonio Tonelli, Italian cellist and composer, born in Carpi, Italy (d. 1765)
  • Aug 19 Eustace Budgell, English writer (The Spectator, writing 37 numbers signed X), born in Saint Thomas, Exeter, England (d. 1737)
  • Aug 29 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1764)