August 1841 in history

August 1841 events chronologically

Aug 16 U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1841

Aug 12 Francesco di Paola Cassetta an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church who served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of the Council from 1914 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1899.
Aug 12 Franz Heinrich Schwechten one of the most famous German architects of his time, and has contributed to the development of the historicist architecture.
Aug 18 Robert Williams Buchanan a Scottish poet, novelist and dramatist.
Aug 22 Joaquín Crespo a politician, soldier, a member of the Great Liberal Party of Venezuela and President of Venezuela from 1884 to 1886 and again from 1892 to 1898. During the second Joaquín Crespo regime, the Venezuela Crisis of 1895 saw Venezuela's longstanding dispute with Great Britain about the territory of Guayana Esequiba, which Britain claimed as part of British Guiana and Venezuela saw as Venezuelan territory, come to a head. An international arbitral panel ultimately awarded most of the territory to Britain. Crespo was killed in battle
Aug 25 Emil Theodor Kocher a Swiss physician and medical researcher who received the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid. Among his many accomplishments are the introduction and promotion of aseptic surgery and scientific methods in surgery, specifically reducing the mortality of thyroidectomies below 1% in his operations
Aug 25 Leo August Pochhammer a Prussian mathematician who was educated in Berlin, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1863 under Ernst Kummer. He became a lecturer in 1874, then professor of mathematics at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität of Kiel , where he was appointed Rektor in 1893. He is known for his work on special functions and introduced the Pochhammer symbol, now generally used for expressing hypergeometric functions in a compact notation
Aug 28 Louis Le Prince an inventor who shot the first moving pictures on paper film using a single lens camera. He has been heralded as the "Father of Cinematography" since 1930

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1841

Aug 13 Bernhard Romberg a German cellist and composer.
Aug 14 Johann Friedrich Herbart a German philosopher, psychologist, and founder of pedagogy as an academic discipline.
Aug 15 Elizabeth Gould (illustrator) a British artist and illustrator, married to naturalist John Gould. She produced many illustrations for his ornithological works
Aug 18 Louis de Freycinet a French navigator. He circumnavigated the earth, and in 1811 published the first map to show a full outline of the coastline of Australia
Aug 24 Theodore Hook an English man of letters and composer, and briefly a civil servant in Mauritius. He is best known for his practical jokes, particularly the Berners Street Hoax in 1810
Aug 27 Ignaz von Seyfried an Austrian musician, conductor and composer. He was born and died in Vienna. According to a statement in his handwritten memoirs he was a pupil of both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Albrechtsberger. He published Albrechtsberger's complete written works after his death. His own pupils included Franz von Suppé, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Antonio Casimir Cartellieri, Joseph Fischhof and Eduard Marxsen
Aug 30 Luis Eduardo Pérez the first interim president of Uruguay.