Famous People Born in August 1778

  • Aug 11 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, born in Lanz, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1852)
  • Aug 12 Francis Horner, politician
  • Aug 20 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chill├ín, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)