On This Day

What Happened in August 1823

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Thomas Francis Meagre, Irish nationalist and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1867)
  • Aug 3 Francisco Barbieri, Spanish zarzuela opera composer (El Diablo en El Poder), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1894)
  • Aug 4 Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, American politician (Governor of Indiana), born in Salisbury, Indiana (d. 1877)
  • Aug 7 Faustina Hasse Hodges, English-American composer, born in Malmesbury, England (d. 1895)
  • Aug 8 Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter
  • Aug 9 Daniel M. Frost, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Duanesburg, New York (d. 1900)
  • Aug 10 Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist
  • Aug 10 Charles Thomas Campbell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1895)
  • Aug 10 Hugh Stowell Brown, Manx preacher (d. 1886)
  • Aug 11 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • Aug 13 Goldwin Smith, English historian and journalist, born in Reading, Berkshire (d. 1910)
  • Aug 14 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • Aug 15 Orris Sanford Ferry, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bethel, Connecticut (d. 1875)
  • Aug 18 Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician, historian
  • Aug 25 John Newton, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • Aug 26 Wilhelm Troszel, Polish operatic bass, composer and voice teacher, born in Warsaw (d. 1887)
  • Aug 31 Galusha Aaron Grow, American politician, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1907)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Lazare Carnot, French politician, engineer and mathematician known as the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, dies at 70
  • Aug 3 Jacob Abraham de Mist, Dutch statesman, dies at 74

Pius VII

Aug 20 Pius VII [Luigi Barnaba Gregorio Chiaramonti], Italian bishop of Imola and Pope (1800-23), dies at 83

  • Aug 20 Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German encyclopedia publisher, dies at 51