Famous Deaths in August 1870

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Aug 16 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 18 Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Aug 21 Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China (b. 1821)