Birthdays in History in August 1844

  • Aug 6 Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1900)
  • Aug 7 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (d. 1911)
  • Aug 17 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
  • Aug 22 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer whose disastrous expedition provided evidence to support the theory of trans-Arctic oceanic drift, born in New York City
  • Aug 29 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), born in Hove, Sussex, England (d. 1929)
  • Aug 30 Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1904)