On This Day

What Happened in August 1719

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist, born in Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Germany (d. 1767)
  • Aug 20 Charles-François de Broglie, French soldier and diplomat, marquis de Ruffec, born in Paris (d. 1791)
  • Aug 20 Christian Mayer, Czech Catholic priest and astronomer, born in Modřice, Moravia (d. 1783)
  • Aug 27 Jan Nepveu, Dutch governor of Suriname (1768-79), born in Amsterdam (d. 1779)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 8 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German landscape painter, dies at 51
  • Aug 19 Karl H. Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer, dies at 52