On This Day

What Happened in August 1795

Historical Events

  • Aug 15 Joseph Haydn leaves England forever
  • Aug 17 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
  • Aug 18 Curacao governor De Veer sends militia to stop rebellious slaves
  • Aug 20 Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England
  • Aug 25 Curaçao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 16 Heinrich August Marschner, German opera composer, born in Zittau, Saxony (d. 1861)
  • Aug 22 Abraham Capadose, Dutch physician and missionary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1874)
  • Aug 28 Joannes Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond, born in Bree, Belgium (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (b. 1711)
  • Aug 19 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, German composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), dies while serving a life imprisonment for being a freemason in Castel Sant'Angelo at 52
  • Aug 31 François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess champion, dies at 68