August 1845 in history

August 1845 events chronologically

Aug 6 The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Aug 28 The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1845

Aug 6 John Campbell 9th Duke of Argyll known between 1847 and 1900, was a British nobleman and was the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. He is now remembered primarily for the place names bestowed on Canadian geography in honour of his wife and for his metrical paraphrase of Psalm 121, "Unto the hills around do I lift up"
Aug 10 Abai Qunanbaiuli a great Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher. He was also a cultural reformer toward European and Russian cultures on the basis of enlightened Islam
Aug 15 Walter Crane an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most influential, and among the most prolific, children’s book creator of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century. His work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children's books, ceramic tiles and other decorative arts
Aug 16 Gabriel Lippmann a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist and inventor, and Nobel laureate in physics for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference.
Aug 25 Ludwig II of Bavaria King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death. He is sometimes called the Swan King and der Märchenkönig, the Fairy Tale King. He also held the titles of Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia, and Duke in Swabia
Aug 26 Mary Ann Nichols one of the Whitechapel murder victims. Her death has been attributed to the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who is believed to have killed and mutilated five women in the Whitechapel area of London from late August to early November 1888
Aug 27 Friedrich Martens a diplomat and jurist in service of the Russian Empire who made important contributions to the science of international law. He represented Russia at the Hague Peace Conferences, , and helped to settle the first cases of international arbitration, notably the dispute between France and Great Britain over Newfoundland. As a scholar, he is probably best remembered today for having edited 15 volumes of Russian international treaties

Died in August 1845

Aug 7 Robert Graham (botanist) a Scottish physician and botanist. He was the inaugural chair of botany at the University of Edinburgh. He was also physician to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Aug 10 Karl Wilhelm Naundorff a German clock- and watch-maker who until his death claimed to be Prince Louis-Charles, or Louis XVII of France. Naundorff was one of the more stubborn of more than thirty men who claimed to be Louis XVII
Aug 17 Hieronymus Payer an Austrian composer and pianist.
Aug 21 Vincent-Marie Viénot Count of Vaublanc a French royalist politician, writer and artist. He was a deputy for the Seine-et-Marne département in the French Legislative Assembly, served as President of the same body, and from 26 September 1815 to 7 May 1816, he was the French Minister of the Interior
Aug 23 Rafael Urdaneta a Venezuelan General who fought for independence during the Spanish American wars of independence.
Aug 23 Amédée Louis Michel le Peletier comte de Saint-Fargeau a French entomologist, and specialist in the Hymenoptera.
Aug 25 Antoine Risso a Niçard naturalist.