August 1850 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1850

Aug 5 Guy de Maupassant a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents.
Aug 11 Albert Wojciech Adamkiewicz a Polish-Jewish pathologist born in Żerków.
Aug 13 Andrea Carlo Ferrari a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Archbishop of Milan.
Aug 25 Charles Richet a French physiologist who initially investigated a variety of subjects such as neurochemistry, digestion, thermoregulation in homeothermic animals, and breathing. He won the Nobel Prize "in recognition of his work on anaphylaxis" in 1913
Aug 25 Pavel Axelrod a Russian Menshevik.
Aug 27 Augusto Righi an Italian physicist and a pioneer in the study of electromagnetism. He was born and died in Bologna
Aug 30 Marcelo H. del Pilar a Filipino writer, lawyer, and journalist. He was the second and last editor of the La Solidaridad , the newspaper of the Reform Movement in Spain

Died in August 1850

Aug 7 Hone Heke a Māori rangatira and a war leader in Northern New Zealand. Hone Heke was a nephew of Hongi Hika, an earlier war leader of the Ngāpuhi iwi and fought with Hongi Hika in the Musket Wars. Hone Heke is considered the principal instigator of the Flagstaff War
Aug 13 Martin Archer Shee a British portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy.
Aug 14 José Rafael Gallegos president of Costa Rica's Junta Superior Gubernativa from October 1822 to January 1823 and head of state of Costa Rica from March 1833 until March 1835 and again from May 1845 to June 1846.
Aug 17 José de San Martín an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern Argentina, he left his mother country at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain
Aug 18 Honoré de Balzac a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte
Aug 22 Nikolaus Lenau the nom de plume of Nikolaus Franz Niembsch Edler von Strehlenau , a German-language Austrian poet.
Aug 26 Louis Philippe I King of the French from 1830 to 1848 as the leader of the Orléanist party. His father Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans had supported the Revolution of 1789 but was nevertheless guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Louis Philippe fled France and spent 21 years in exile. He was proclaimed king in 1830 after Charles X, a Bourbon, was forced to abdicate. His reign, known as the July Monarchy, was dominated by wealthy elite and numerous former Napoleonic officials. He followed conservative policies especially under the influence of François Guizot in 1840–48. He promoted friendship with Britain and sponsored colonial expansion, notably the conquest of Algeria. His popularity faded and he was forced to abdicate in 1848; he lived out his life in exile in England