On This Day

What Happened in August 1746

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist and patriot (d. 1807)
  • Aug 7 Daniel Albert Wyttenbach, German-Swiss classical scholar and historian, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1820)
  • Aug 8 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Christian VI, King of Denmark and Norway, dies at 46
  • Aug 27 Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies