Famous Deaths in August 1848

  • Aug 6 Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 7 Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
  • Aug 9 Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies
  • Aug 12 George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies
  • Aug 15 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer, dies at 88