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Who Is The Most Famous August In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 528 votes 25 voters 14.5k views61 items

List RulesVote up all of the Augusts you've heard of.

How many celebrities named August can you think of? The famous Augusts below have many different professions, including notable actors named August, famous writers named August, and even musicians named August.

August Wilson is certainly one of the most famous Augusts on this list. One of the famous playwrights named August, he wrote ten plays known as The Century Cycle. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his plays Fences and The Piano Lesson.

Another of the famous people with the first name August is August Strindberg. He is also a playwright and novelist. The Father, Miss Julie, and Creditors are among his popular works.

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  • August Wilson1
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    August Wilson

    1945-04-27

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work...  more
  • August Diehl2
    17

    August Diehl

    1976-01-04

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    August Diehl (born January 4, 1976) is a German actor, primarily known to international...  more
  • August Alsina3
    17

    August Alsina

    1992-09-03

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    August Anthony Alsina, Jr. is an American recording artist from New Orleans signed to Def Jam...  more
  • August Schellenberg4

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    August Werner Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 – August 15, 2013) was a Canadian-born actor. He was...  more
  • Augustus5
    12

    Augustus

    873-06-14

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Augustus (Latin: Imperator Caesar Divi filius Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14)...  more

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  • August Strindberg6
    17

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Johan August Strindberg (; Swedish: [ˈoːɡɵst ²strɪnːdbærj] (listen); 22 January 1849 – 14 May...  more

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  • August Anheuser Busch, Sr.7

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    August Anheuser Busch Sr. (December 29, 1865 – February 10, 1934) was an American brewing...  more
  • August Sander8
    10

    August Sander

    1876-11-17

    BirthplaceHerdorf, Germany

    August Sander (17 November 1876 – 20 April 1964) was a German portrait and documentary...  more
  • August Derleth9
    14

    August Derleth

    1909-02-24

    BirthplaceSauk City, Wisconsin

    August William Derleth (February 24, 1909 – July 4, 1971) was an American writer and...  more
  • August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben10

    BirthplaceFallersleben, Germany

    August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (listen ; 2 April 1798 – 19 January 1874) was a...  more
  • August Frank11
    11

    August Frank

    1898-04-05

    BirthplaceAugsburg, Germany

    August Franz Frank (5 April 1898 – 21 March 1984) was a German SS functionary in the SS Main...  more
  • August Bournonville12

    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    August Bournonville (21 August 1805 – 30 November 1879) was a Danish ballet master and...  more
  • August Neidhardt von Gneisenau13

    BirthplaceSchildau, Germany

    August Wilhelm Antonius Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau (27 October 1760 – 23 August 1831) was a...  more
  • August Kreis III14
    12

    August Kreis III

    1954-11-02
    August Byron Kreis III (born November 2, 1954) is an American former neo-Nazi leader and a...  more
  • August Wilhelm von Schlegel15

    BirthplaceHanover, Germany

    August Wilhelm (after 1812: von) Schlegel (; German: [ˈʃleːgl̩]; 8 September 1767 – 12 May...  more
  • August Busch IV16
    10

    August Busch IV

    1964-06-15

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    August Adolphus Busch IV (born June 15, 1964) is an American businessman and former CEO of...  more
  • August Krogh17
    14

    August Krogh

    1874-11-15

    BirthplaceGrenå, Denmark

    Schack August Steenberg Krogh (15 November 1874 – 13 September 1949) was a Danish professor...  more
  • August Stradal18
    14

    August Stradal

    1860-05-17

    BirthplaceTeplice, Severozápad, Czech Republic

    August Stradal (17 May 1860, Teplice, Bohemia – 13 March 1930, Krásná Lípa) was a Bohemian...  more
  • August Belmont19
    7

    August Belmont

    1813-12-08

    BirthplaceAlzey, Germany

    August Belmont Sr., original name August Schönberg, (December 8, 1813 – November 24, 1890) was...  more
  • August Stramm20
    12

    August Stramm

    1874-07-29

    BirthplaceMünster, Germany

    August Stramm (29 July 1874 – 1 September 1915) was a German poet and playwright who is...  more
  • August Palm21
    10

    August Palm

    1849-02-05

    BirthplaceSweden

    August Teodor Palm (5 February 1849 – 14 March 1922) was a Swedish socialist activist and a...  more
  • August Bebel22
    7

    August Bebel

    1840-02-22

    BirthplaceGermany

    Ferdinand August Bebel (22 February 1840 – 13 August 1913) was a German socialist politician,...  more
  • August Busch III23
    7

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    August Anheuser Busch III (born June 16, 1937) is a great-grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder...  more
  • August Blanche24
    8

    August Blanche

    1811-09-17

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    August Blanche (17 September 1811 – 30 November 1868) was a Swedish journalist, novelist, and...  more
  • August von Finck, Jr.25

    BirthplaceGermany

    August von Finck Jr. (born 1930) is a Swiss-based German billionaire businessman....  more