On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1771

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 15 Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet (The Lady of the Lake), born in College Wynd, Edinburgh Scotland (d. 1832)
  • Aug 22 Ján Josef Rösler, Czech composer, born in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia (d. 1813)
  • Aug 22 Henry Maudslay, English inventor of the metal lathe, born in Woolwich, London (d. 1831)