August 1794 in history

August 1794 events chronologically

Aug 7 U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania
Aug 8 Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska
Aug 20 Battle of Fallen Timbers: American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1794

Aug 9 Achille Valenciennes a French zoologist.
Aug 10 Leopold Zunz a German Reform rabbi and writer, the founder of what has been termed "Jewish Studies" or "Judaic Studies" , the critical investigation of Jewish literature, hymnology and ritual. Zunz's historical investigations and contemporary writings had an important influence on contemporary Judaism
Aug 11 James B. Longacre an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. Longacre is best known for designing the Indian Head cent, which entered commerce in 1859, and for the designs of the Shield nickel, Flying Eagle cent and other coins of the mid-19th century
Aug 15 Elias Magnus Fries a Swedish mycologist and botanist.
Aug 21 Vasily Berkov a Russian shipbuilder and from 1829-1870 Director of the Admiralty Shipyard of Saint Petersburg, possibly in the rank of Counter-Admiral. Berkov deserves special credit for his translations of West-European literature on shipbuilding, into the Russian language. He was one of the so-called Rusluie, a Dutch community in 18th and 19th century Saint Petersburg, most of whose members originated from Vriezenveen
Aug 25 Christian Friedrich Freyer a German entomologist mainly interested in Lepidoptera.
Aug 29 Léon Cogniet a French historical and portrait painter.

Died in August 1794

Aug 6 Henry Bathurst 2nd Earl Bathurst a British lawyer and politician. He was Lord Chancellor of Great Britain from 1771 to 1778
Aug 12 Michał Jerzy Poniatowski a Polish nobleman, abbot of Tyniec and Czerwińsk, Bishop of Płock and Coadjutor Bishop of Kraków from 1773, and Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland from 1784. He was made a knight of the Order of the White Eagle on November 25, 1764. Nine days later, he was made a prince by his brother, the last king of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski
Aug 14 George Colman the Elder an English dramatist and essayist, usually called "the Elder", and sometimes "George the First", to distinguish him from his son, George Colman the Younger.
Aug 16 Charles-Louis Richard a Catholic theologian and publicist.
Aug 17 Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach the eldest granddaughter of the Elector of the Palatinate Charles III Philip, and by her marriage to Elector Palatine Charles IV Theodore, Electress Palatine and later Electress of Bavaria.
Aug 25 Florimond Claude Comte de Mercy-Argenteau an Austrian diplomat.
Aug 25 Leopold August Abel a German violinist and composer. He was born in Köthen in 1717. He was the elder brother of Karl Friedrich Abel, and the grandfather of Johann Leopold Abel. August Abel studied violin under Benda. He played in the orchestra of the theatre at Brunswick, and was successively conductor of the court band to the Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen , the Margrave of Schwedt , and the Duke of Schwerin. He composed a sinfonia a 8 voci in 1766, and some of his violin studies and other compositions are in the possession of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde at Vienna. However, he never rose to the reputation of his brother. He died at Ludwigslust on August 25, 1794