On This Day

What Happened in August 1727

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 14 Henriette-Anne of France, twin daughter of king Louis XV, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1752)
  • Aug 14 Louise Élisabeth of France, twin daughter of king Louis XV, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1759)
  • Aug 15 Johann Georg Holzbogen, German violinist and composer, born in Schwandorf, Bavaria (d. 1775)
  • Aug 23 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, German composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1795)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
  • Aug 6 François Valentijn, Dutch vicar and writer (Old and New East-India), dies at 61
  • Aug 9 Johann Philipp Treiber, composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 14 William Croft, English composer and organist, dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), dies at 81