On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1741

  • Aug 15 Thomas Norris, English singer and composer, baptized in Mere, Wiltshire (d. 1790)
  • Aug 23 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (led 1785 voyage of discovery), born in Albi, France (d. c. 1788?)
  • Aug 25 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer, born in Bischofswerda, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Aug 31 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer, born in Freystadt, Germany (d. 1816)
  • Aug 31 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, born in Gradačac, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1834)