On This Day

What Happened in August 1730

Historical Events

  • Aug 4 Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 27 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), born in K√∂nigsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1788)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, dies at 74
  • Aug 17 Mauritius Vogt, German composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 31 Gottfried Finger, Czech composer (b. 1660?)