On This Day

What Happened in August 1766

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Ignaz Anton Franz Xaver Ladurner, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Aldino, Italy (d. 1839)
  • Aug 1 Jeffry Wyatville, English architect and garden designer (alterations and extensions to Chatsworth House and Windsor Castle), born in Burton upon Trent, England (d. 1840)
  • Aug 6 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium), born in East Dereham, Norfolk, England (d. 1828)
  • Aug 22 Joseph-Denis Doche, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1825)