On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1776

  • Aug 4 Wenzel Sedlak, Bohemian clarinetist and composer, born in Jezboƙice, Bohemia (d. 1851)

Person of interestAmedeo Avogadro

Aug 9 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1856)

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • Aug 15 Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1812)
  • Aug 15 Ignaz von Seyfried, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1841)
  • Aug 16 Philipp Jakob Riotte, German composer, born in St. Wendel, Saarland (d. 1856)