August 1708 in history

Born in August 1708

Aug 26 Pierre-Joseph Bernard a French military man and salon poet with the reputation of a rake, the author of several libretti for Rameau. Mme de Pompadour arranged to have him appointed a royal librarian, at the château de Choisy, where she had a little pavilion built for him
Aug 29 Olof von Dalin a Swedish nobleman, poet, historian and courtier. He was an influential literary figure of the Swedish Enlightenment