On This Day

What Happened in August 1773

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 22 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist, born in La Rochelle, France (birth date disputed) (d. 1858)
  • Aug 23 Jakob F. Fries, German philosopher, born in Barby, Germany (d. 1843)
  • Aug 29 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), born in Holleschau, Moravia, Czech Republic (d. 1850)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)
  • Aug 20 Enrique Florez, Spanish historian, dies at 72
  • Aug 22 George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
  • Aug 25 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, Austrian composer, dies at 29