On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1845

  • Aug 9 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter and illustrator, born in Laken, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • Aug 9 André Bessette, Canadian Roman Catholic religious figure, born in Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, Canada (d. 1937)
  • Aug 10 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • Aug 15 Walter Crane, English painter, cartoonist and illustrator (The Lady of Shalott), born in Liverpool (d. 1915)
  • Aug 16 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, born in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1921)
  • Aug 20 Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint, born in Igołomia, Małopolskie, Congress Poland (d. 1916)
  • Aug 22 William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts, born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Aug 24 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • Aug 25 Ludwig II, Mad king of Bavaria (1864-86), born in Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (d. 1886)

Person of interestMary Ann Nichols

Aug 26 Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London (d. 1888)

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols