On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1720

  • Aug 8 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (d. 1796)
  • Aug 17 Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen, French engraver and painter (Contes de La Fontaine), born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1778)
  • Aug 18 Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760)
  • Aug 30 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, born in Cardington, Bedfordshire (d. 1796)