On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1778

  • Aug 4 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor of New France, dies at 79
  • Aug 5 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • Aug 5 Charles ClĂ©mencet, French historian (b. 1703)
  • Aug 11 Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies at 37
  • Aug 12 Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714)
  • Aug 28 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/shipminister, dies