On This Day

What Happened in August 1738

Historical Events

  • Aug 2 France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Jacques François Dugommier, French general, born in Trois-Rivières, Guadeloupe, France (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Joe Miller, English comic, dies
  • Aug 29 Georg Reuter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81
  • Aug 29 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81