Birthdays in History in August 1809

Person of interestAlfred Tennyson

Aug 6 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby, Lincolnshire (d. 1892)

  • Aug 9 William Barret Travis, commander at Battle of the Alamo
  • Aug 27 Hannibal Hamlin, (R) 15th VP (1861-65)
  • Aug 29 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1894)