On This Day

August 1847 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Charlotte Brontë finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"


Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer and tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • Aug 9 Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Queen consort of Spain (1870-73), born in Paris (d. 1876)
  • Aug 14 Robert Comtesse, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1899-1912), born in Valangin, Sweden (d. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (The Outpost), born in Hrubieszów, Congress Poland (d. 1912)
  • Aug 23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1927)
  • Aug 27 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist and bishop of Bridge, born in Rollegem, Belgium (d. 1931)
  • Aug 31 Arthur Verhaegen, Belgian architect and worker's union leader, born in Brussels (d. 1917)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville