July 1808 in history

July 1808 events chronologically

Jul 8 Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain
Jul 28 Mahmud II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1808

Jul 8 George Robert Gray an English zoologist and author, and head of the ornithological section of the British Museum, now the Natural History Museum, in London for forty-one years. He was the younger brother of the zoologist John Edward Gray and the son of the botanist Samuel Frederick Gray
Jul 8 Mindon Min the penultimate king of Burma from 1853 to 1878. He was one of the most popular and revered kings of Burma. Under his half brother King Pagan, the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852 ended with the annexation of Lower Burma by the British Empire. Mindon and his younger brother Kanaung overthrew their half brother King Pagan. He spent most of his reign trying to defend the upper portion of his country from British encroachments, and to modernize his kingdom
Jul 9 Alexander William Doniphan best known today as the man who prevented the summary execution of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, at the close of the 1838 Mormon War in that state. He also achieved renown as a leader of American troops during the Mexican–American War, as the author of a legal code that still forms the basis of New Mexico's Bill of Rights, and as a successful defense attorney in the Missouri towns of Liberty, Richmond and Independence
Jul 15 Henry Edward Manning an English Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster and a cardinal.
Jul 21 Simion Bărnuțiu a Transylvanian-born Romanian historian, academic, philosopher, jurist, and liberal politician. A leader of the 1848 revolutionary movement of Transylvanian Romanians, he represented its Eastern Rite Catholic wing. Bărnuțiu lived for a large part of his life in Moldavia, and was for long a professor of philosophy at Academia Mihăileană and at the University of Iași
Jul 25 Johann Benedict Listing a German mathematician.
Jul 27 Moritz Haupt a German philologist.

Died in July 1808

Jul 14 John Wilkinson (industrialist) an English industrialist who pioneered the use and manufacture of cast iron and cast-iron goods in the Industrial Revolution. He was the inventor of a precision boring machine that could bore cast iron cylinders such as those used in steam engines, which bored for James Watt's engines. His boring machine has been called the first machine tool. He also developed a blowing device for blast furnaces that allowed higher furnace temperatures, increasing their capacity
Jul 20 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon a French violinist, pedagogue, and composer active in England.
Jul 23 Jacob Sievers a Russian statesman from the Sievers family.
Jul 28 Selim III the reform-minded Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. The Janissaries eventually deposed and imprisoned him, and placed his cousin Mustafa on the throne as Mustafa Selim was killed by a group of assassins subsequently after a Janissary revolt