On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1802

  • Aug 2 Nicholas Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster (1860-65), born in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1865)
  • Aug 5 Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
  • Aug 13 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungarian-German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser), born in Lenauheim, Banat, Romania (d. 1850)
  • Aug 14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet (Heath's Book of Beauty), born in Chelsea, London (d. 1838)
  • Aug 20 Cadwalader Ringgold, American Commander (Union Navy), born in Washington County, Maryland (d. 1867)