On This Day

What Happened in August 1728

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 26 Johann Heinrich Lambert, German scientist (d. 1777)
  • Aug 28 John Stark, American military officer (Battle of Bennington), born in Londonderry, New Hampshire (d. 1822)
  • Aug 29 Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany (d. 1797)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
  • Aug 15 Marin Marais, French composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Anne Marie of OrlĂ©ans, Queen of Italy, dies at 58