On This Day

What Happened in August 1694

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Leonardo Leo, Italian composer, born in San Vito degli Schiavi, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1744)
  • Aug 8 Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)
  • Aug 24 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica [or 8/25], born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1756)
  • Aug 26 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
  • Aug 28 Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-L├╝neburg, Wife of Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, born in Wolfenb├╝ttel, Germany (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 8 Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82