On This Day

What Happened in August 1810

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 9 Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire

  • Aug 21 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
  • Aug 10 Cornelis Outshoorn, Dutch architect
  • Aug 14 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • Aug 15 Louise Colet, French Romantic poet who had an affair with Gustave Flaubert, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1876)
  • Aug 21 Thomas Jefferson McKean, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Burlington, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • Aug 29 Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentina political theorist and writer (Crime of War), born in San Miguel de Tucumán, Río de la Plata (d. 1884)

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 8 Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist, dies at 84