On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1816

  • Aug 3 John E. Smith, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1897)
  • Aug 4 Israel Vogdes, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Robinson, Irish singer, organist and composer, born in Dublin (d. 1898)
  • Aug 19 Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs, born in Dommeldange, Luxembourg (d. 1894)
  • Aug 21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • Aug 24 Daniel Gooch, English engineer, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables, born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England (d. 1889)