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Famous People Born in August 1770

Person of interestWilliam Clark

Aug 1 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, born in Ladysmith, Virginia (d. 1838)

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • Aug 3 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1840)
  • Aug 27 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), born in Stuttgart, W├╝rttemberg (d. 1831)