August 1771 in history

August 1771 events chronologically

Aug 17 Edinburgh botanist James Robertson makes the first recorded ascent of Ben Nevis in Scotland

Born in August 1771

Aug 1 Johann Philipp Achilles Leisler a German physician and naturalist.
Aug 8 Ernest Constantine Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal a member of the House of Hesse and Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal from 1816 until his death.
Aug 15 Walter Scott a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.
Aug 16 Józef Kossakowski (colonel) a Polish-Lithuanian statesman and military commander, a participant of Targowica Confederation and a colonel of the Polish Army. He used the Ślepowron Coat of Arms
Aug 18 Louis-François Bertin de Vaux a French journalist.
Aug 22 Henry Maudslay a British machine tool innovator, tool and die maker, and inventor. He is considered a founding father of machine tool technology
Aug 25 Caroline of Hesse-Homburg the daughter of Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg and his wife, Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt. She married in 1791 to Louis Frederick II, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. They had five children together. Caroline died on 20 June 1854

Died in August 1771

Aug 21 Alexis Fontaine des Bertins a French mathematician. He was a patron and teacher of Jean-Jacques de Marguerie
Aug 23 Juan de Iriarte a Spanish writer, French and English translator in the Royal Chancery, Hellenist and latinist.
Aug 31 Ursin Durand a French Benedictine of the Maurist Congregation, and historian.