Famous Deaths in August 1865

  • Aug 12 William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies
  • Aug 13 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist, dies at 47
  • Aug 17 Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 17 Mosby Munroe Parsons, United States officer in the Mexican–American War and brigadier general of the Confederate States Army, dies in battle at 42
  • Aug 26 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73
  • Aug 26 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, US attorney/Union brig-general, dies at 35
  • Aug 27 Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 29 John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54