On This Day

August 1805 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 4 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish astronomer and mathematician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • Aug 8 Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer
  • Aug 9 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer, born in Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire (d. 1860)
  • Aug 11 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament
  • Aug 18 Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1845)
  • Aug 23 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman, born in Lichtental, Vienna, Austria (d. 1893)
  • Aug 29 Frederick Maurice, English theologian of the Church of England (Christian Socialism), and author, born in Normanston, Suffolk, England (d. 1872)
  • Aug 30 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1869)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), dies at 80
  • Aug 28 Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770), dies at 83