What Happened in August 1754

Famous Birthdays

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825)

Aug 2 French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., born in Paris, France

  • Aug 18 Fran├žois, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)
  • Aug 21 Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (Waxhaws Massacre), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1833)
  • Aug 21 William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (oscillating cylinder steam engine), born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1839)

Louis XVILouis XVI (1754-1793)

Aug 23 King of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined, born in Versailles, Yvelines, France

  • Aug 28 Peter Winter, German composer, born in Mannhein, Germany (d. 1825)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 14 Maria Anna of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Queen consort of Portugal, dies at 70