On This Day

What Happened in August 1705

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Václav Matyáš Gurecký, Bohemian composer, born in Přerov, Czech Republic (d. 1743)
  • Aug 8 Gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)
  • Aug 30 David Hartley, English philosopher and Founder of the Associationist School of Psychology, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 8 Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded
  • Aug 16 Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician known for his contributions to calculus, dies at 50