On This Day

What Happened in August 1755

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Brescia, Italy (d. 1818)
  • Aug 4 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, French painter and inventor (modern pencil), born in Aunou-sur-Orne, France (d. 1805)
  • Aug 8 Luigi Marchesi, Italian castrato singer, born in Milan, Habsburg Empire (now Italy) (d. 1829)
  • Aug 31 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, born in Perutz, Bohemia (d. 1822)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 22 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, dies at 59