On This Day

What Happened in August 1749

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • Aug 26 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer

Person of interestJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aug 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt am Main, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1832)

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Aug 31 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 25 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 13 J E Schlegel, writer, dies