On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1850

  • Aug 3 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1898)
  • Aug 3 Reginald Heber Roe, 1st Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland and 2nd Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, born in Blandford, Dorset, England (d. 1926)
  • Aug 5 Anton Simon, Russian composer, born in Paris (d. 1916)

Person of interestGuy de Maupassant

Aug 5 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), born in Ch√Ęteau de Miromesnil, France (d. 1893)

Author and Master of the Short Story Guy de Maupassant
Author and Master of the Short Story
Guy de Maupassant
  • Aug 14 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), born in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland (d. 1921)
  • Aug 26 Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)