On This Day

What Happened in August 1723

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect, born in LunĂ©ville, France (d. 1796)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668)
  • Aug 21 Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanian historian and Monarch of Moldova (1710-11), dies at 49
  • Aug 23 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer, organist and singer, dies at 64
  • Aug 23 Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister, dies at 84
  • Aug 26 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch microscopist who was the first to observe bacteria and protozoa and naturalist (Philosophical Transactions), dies at 90