On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1788

  • Aug 2 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (Gmelin's test), born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1853)
  • Aug 15 Carel Sirardus Willem van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director, born in Cossimbazar, British East India (d. 1856)
  • Aug 22 Thomas Tredgold, English railway engineer and carpenter, born in Brandon, Durham, England (d. 1829)
  • Aug 25 Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution), born in Harlingen, Friesland (d. 1859)