On This Day

What Happened in August 1806

Historical Events

  • Aug 6 Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Francis II renounces the title, becoming Emperor of Austria.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 21 Johannes Frederik Fröhlich, Danish violinist and composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1860)

Famous Weddings

Davy Crockett

Aug 12 Frontiersman Davy Crockett (20) weds Polly Finley in Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 Louis Ferdinand, Prussian prince and a soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, dies at 33
  • Aug 10 Michael Haydn, Austrian composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 22 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter (The Swing), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70