On This Day

What Happened in August 1721

Historical Events

  • Aug 30 Russian and Swedish sign Treaty of Nystad, ending North Sea War

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • Aug 13 Francis Hutcheson, Irish composer, born in Dublin (d. 1784)
  • Aug 21 Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken, Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1789)
  • Aug 31 George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born British sculptor and woodcarver, dies at 73
  • Aug 13 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer, dies at 56