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Who Is The Most Famous August In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 535 votes 30 voters 15.3k 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 Wilson

    1945-04-27

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each...  more
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    Augustus

    873-06-14

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    GenderMale

    Augustus (Latin: Imperator Caesar Divi filius Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14) was a Roman statesman and military leader who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire, reigning from 27...  more

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    August Diehl

    1976-01-04

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    GenderMale

    August Diehl (born January 4, 1976) is a German actor, primarily known to international audiences for playing Gestapo major Dieter Hellstrom in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Michael...  more
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    August Alsina

    1992-09-03

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    GenderMale

    August Anthony Alsina, Jr. is an American recording artist from New Orleans signed to Def Jam Recordings. He is best known for his single "I Luv This Shit" with Trinidad James. His debut studio album...  more
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada

    GenderMale

    August Werner Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 – August 15, 2013) was a Canadian-born actor. He was noted for his film work as Chief Powhatan in The New World (2005) and his role of Randolph Johnson in...  more
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    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Johan August Strindberg (; Swedish: [ˈoːɡɵst ²strɪnːdbærj] (listen); 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew...  more

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    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    August Anheuser Busch Sr. (December 29, 1865 – February 10, 1934) was an American brewing magnate who served as the President and CEO of Anheuser-Busch, based in Saint Louis, Missouri, from 1913 to...  more
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    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 Economic and Administrative Office, generally known by its German initials WVHA. The WVHA was, among other...  more
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    August Sander

    1876-11-17

    BirthplaceHerdorf, Germany

    GenderMale

    August Sander (17 November 1876 – 20 April 1964) was a German portrait and documentary photographer. Sander's first book Face of our Time (German: Antlitz der Zeit) was published in 1929. Sander has...  more
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    August Derleth

    1909-02-24

    BirthplaceSauk City, Wisconsin

    GenderMale

    August William Derleth (February 24, 1909 – July 4, 1971) was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as the first book publisher of the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, and for his...  more
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    BirthplaceFallersleben, Germany

    GenderMale

    August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (listen ; 2 April 1798 – 19 January 1874) was a German poet. He is best known for writing "Das Lied der Deutschen", its third stanza now being the national...  more
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    BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

    GenderMale

    August Bournonville (21 August 1805 – 30 November 1879) was a Danish ballet master and choreographer. He was the son of Antoine Bournonville, a dancer and choreographer trained under the French...  more
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    BirthplaceSchildau, Germany

    GenderMale

    August Wilhelm Antonius Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau (27 October 1760 – 23 August 1831) was a Prussian field marshal. He was a prominent figure in the reform of the Prussian military and the War of...  more
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    August Kreis III

    1954-11-02

    GenderMale

    August Byron Kreis III (born November 2, 1954) is an American former neo-Nazi leader and a convicted child molester. Kreis has been a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), the Posse Comitatus, and the...  more
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    BirthplaceHanover, Germany

    GenderMale

    August Wilhelm (after 1812: von) Schlegel (; German: [ˈʃleːgl̩]; 8 September 1767 – 12 May 1845), usually cited as August Schlegel, was a German poet, translator and critic, and with his brother...  more
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    August Busch IV

    1964-06-15

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    August Adolphus Busch IV (born June 15, 1964) is an American businessman and former CEO of Anheuser-Busch. He was the last of the family to control the company, which was purchased in a hostile...  more
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    August Krogh

    1874-11-15

    BirthplaceGrenå, Denmark

    GenderMale

    Schack August Steenberg Krogh (15 November 1874 – 13 September 1949) was a Danish professor at the department of zoophysiology at the University of Copenhagen from 1916 to 1945. He contributed a...  more
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    August Stradal

    1860-05-17

    BirthplaceTeplice, Severozápad, Czech Republic

    GenderMale

    August Stradal (17 May 1860, Teplice, Bohemia – 13 March 1930, Krásná Lípa) was a Bohemian virtuoso pianist, arranger and music teacher. A diverse piano arranger, Stradal arranged music from Bach,...  more
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    August Belmont

    1813-12-08

    BirthplaceAlzey, Germany

    GenderMale

    August Belmont Sr., original name August Schönberg, (December 8, 1813 – November 24, 1890) was a German-American politician, financier, foreign diplomat, and party chairman of the Democratic National...  more
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    August Stramm

    1874-07-29

    BirthplaceMünster, Germany

    GenderMale

    August Stramm (29 July 1874 – 1 September 1915) was a German poet and playwright who is considered one of the first of the expressionists. He also served in the German Army and was killed in action...  more
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    August Palm

    1849-02-05

    BirthplaceSweden

    GenderMale

    August Teodor Palm (5 February 1849 – 14 March 1922) was a Swedish socialist activist and a key person in introducing the then revolutionary social democratic labour movement in Sweden....  more
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    August Bebel

    1840-02-22

    BirthplaceDeutz, Cologne, Germany

    GenderMale

    Ferdinand August Bebel (22 February 1840 – 13 August 1913) was a German socialist politician, writer, and orator. He is best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party...  more
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    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    August Anheuser Busch III (born June 16, 1937) is a great-grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder Adolphus Busch and was the company's Chairman until November 30, 2006. August Busch III is informally...  more
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    August Blanche

    1811-09-17

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    GenderMale

    August Blanche (17 September 1811 – 30 November 1868) was a Swedish journalist, novelist, and politician....  more
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    BirthplaceGermany

    GenderMale

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