August 1878 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1878

Aug 10 Alfred Döblin a German novelist, essayist, and doctor, best known for his novel Berlin Alexanderplatz. A prolific writer whose œuvre spans more than half a century and a wide variety of literary movements and styles, Döblin is one of the most important figures of German literary modernism. His complete works comprise over a dozen novels ranging in genre from historical novels to science fiction to novels about the modern metropolis; several dramas, radio plays, and screenplays; a true crime story; a travel account; two book-length philosophical treatises; scores of essays on politics, religion, art, and society; and numerous letters—his complete works, republished by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag and Fischer Verlag, span more than thirty volumes. His first published novel, Die drei Sprünge des Wang-lung , appeared in 1915 and his final novel, Hamlet oder Die lange Nacht nimmt ein Ende was published in 1956, one year before his death
Aug 14 Georgios Kondylis a general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece. He was nicknamed Keravnos, Greek for "Thunder" or "Thunderbolt"
Aug 17 Oliver St. John Gogarty an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversationalist, who served as the inspiration for Buck Mulligan in James Joyce's novel Ulysses.
Aug 19 Manuel L. Quezon Luis Quezón y Molina served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines , and is considered by most Filipinos to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo
Aug 25 Slavko Kvaternik one of the founders of fascist Ustaša movement, and one of the persons most directly responsible for the Holocaust in Independent State of Croatia. Kvaternik was Croatian military commander and Minister of Domobranstvo. On 10 April 1941 he declared the creation of the Independent State of Croatia
Aug 27 Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel an officer in the Imperial Russian army and later commanding general of the anti-Bolshevik White Army in Southern Russia in the later stages of the Russian Civil War.
Aug 28 George Whipple an American physician, pathologist, biomedical researcher, and medical school educator and administrator. Whipple shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1934 with George Richards Minot and William Parry Murphy "for their discoveries concerning liver therapy in cases of anemia."

Died in August 1878

Aug 14 Wilhelm Rüstow a Prussian-born Swiss soldier and military writer.
Aug 16 Richard Upjohn an English-born architect who emigrated to the United States and became most famous for his Gothic Revival churches. He was partially responsible for launching the movement to such popularity in the United States. Upjohn also did extensive work in and helped to popularize the Italianate style. He was a founder and the first president of the American Institute of Architects. His son, Richard Mitchell Upjohn, , was also a well-known architect and served as a partner in his continued architectural firm in New York
Aug 19 Mihály Horváth a Hungarian Roman Catholic bishop, historian, and politician.
Aug 21 Conrad Martens an English-born landscape painter active in Australia from 1835.
Aug 25 Christian Rutenberg a German explorer and botanical collector.
Aug 26 Mariam Baouardy O.C.D. was a Palestinian Discalced Carmelite nun of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. She was a mystic, who experienced the stigmata, and has been beatified by the Catholic Church