On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1841

  • Aug 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • Aug 25 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • Aug 28 Louis Le Prince, French artist and original inventor of the motion picture camera sometimes called "the father of cinematography," born in Metz, France (d. 1890)