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august British & World English

Respected and impressive

August British & World English

The eighth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of summer

august English Thesaurus

she was in august company

Weismann, August British & World English

(1834–1914), German biologist, one of the founders of modern genetics; full name August Friedrich Leopold Weismann. He expounded the theory of germ plasm, which ruled out the transmission of acquired characteristics, and suggested that variability in individuals came from the recombination of chromosomes during reproduction

Strindberg, August British & World English

(1849–1912), Swedish dramatist and novelist; full name Johan August Strindberg. His satire The Red Room (1879) is regarded as Sweden’s first modern novel. His later plays are typically tense, psychic dramas, such as A Dream Play (1902)

Riis, Jacob August British & World English

(1849–1914), US journalist and social reformer; born in Denmark. A police reporter for the New York Tribune 1877–88 and the New York Evening Sun 1888–99, he was a crusader for parks, playgrounds, and improved schools and housing in urban areas. He wrote How the Other Half Lives (1890)

Kotzebue, August von British & World English

(1761–1819), German dramatist. His many plays were popular in both Germany and England. He was a political informant to Tsar Alexander I and was assassinated by the Germans

Nielsen, Carl August British & World English

(1865–1931), Danish composer. He is best known for his six symphonies (1890–1925)

Otto, Nikolaus August British & World English

(1832–91), German engineer, whose name is given to the four-stroke cycle on which most internal-combustion engines work

Arrhenius, Svante August British & World English

(1859–1927), Swedish chemist, noted for his work on electrolytes. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1903)

Kekulé, Friedrich August British & World English

(1829–96), German chemist; full name Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz. One of the founders of structural organic chemistry, he is best known for discovering the ring structure of benzene

Hayek, Friedrich August von British & World English

(1899–1992), Austrian-born British economist. Strongly opposed to Keynesian economics, he was a leading advocate of the free market. Nobel Prize for Economics (1974)

Schlegel, August Wilhelm von British & World English

(1767–1845), German romantic poet and critic, who was among the founders of art history and comparative philology

Johan August Strindberg in Strindberg, August British & World English

(1849–1912), Swedish dramatist and novelist; full name Johan August Strindberg. His satire The Red Room (1879) is regarded as Sweden’s first modern novel. His later plays are typically tense, psychic dramas, such as A Dream Play (1902)

Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel in Froebel, Friedrich British & World English

(1782–1852), German educationist and founder of the kindergarten system; full name Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel. Believing that play materials, practical occupations, and songs are needed to develop a child’s real nature, he opened a school for young children in 1837

August Friedrich Leopold Weismann in Weismann, August British & World English

(1834–1914), German biologist, one of the founders of modern genetics; full name August Friedrich Leopold Weismann. He expounded the theory of germ plasm, which ruled out the transmission of acquired characteristics, and suggested that variability in individuals came from the recombination of chromosomes during reproduction

Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz in Kekulé, Friedrich August British & World English

(1829–96), German chemist; full name Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz. One of the founders of structural organic chemistry, he is best known for discovering the ring structure of benzene

Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin in Euler-Chelpin, Hans von British & World English

(1873–1964), German-born Swedish biochemist; full name Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin. He worked mainly on enzymes and vitamins, and explained the role of enzymes in the alcoholic fermentation of sugar. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1929)

Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin in Zeppelin, Ferdinand von British & World English

Count (1838–1917), German aviation pioneer; full name Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin. An army officer until his retirement in 1890, he devoted the rest of his life to the development of the dirigible airship named after him