Famous Deaths in August 1895

  • Aug 2 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Aug 5 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
  • Aug 5 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher (Communism), dies at 74
  • Aug 6 George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), dies at 74
  • Aug 13 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies
  • Aug 19 John Wesley Hardin, American gunfighter (b. 1853)
  • Aug 24 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74