On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1720

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen, French engraver and painter (Contes de La Fontaine), born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1778)

Famous Deaths

  • Anne Lefèvre Dacier, French scholar and translator of classical works (b. 1654)
1720 Highlights

About August 17, 1720

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 300 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo