On This Day

What Happened in August 1738

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 France offers Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI mediation in his war against Turkey

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

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 Reutter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81