Famous People Born in August 1740

  • Aug 10 Samuel Arnold, English organist, theater composer (The Baron Kinkvervankotsdorsprakingatchdern), and music director (Marylebone Gardens). born in London, England (d. 1802)
  • Aug 15 Matthias Claudius, German poet (Death and the Maiden), and journalist (Der Wandsbecker Bote), born in Reinfeld, Duchy of Holstein (now Germany) (d. 1815)
  • Aug 23 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1764)
  • Aug 26 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French balloonists (invented Montgolfier balloon), born in Annonay, France (d. 1810)