August 1749 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 5 Thomas Lynch, American lawyer, signer pf the US Declaration of Independence, born in Winyah, South Carolina

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aug 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt am Main, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1832)

  • Aug 31 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)

Weddings in History

Samuel Hood

Aug 25 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

Deaths in History

  • Aug 13 Johann Elias Schlegel, German writer and critic, dies at 30