On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1784

  • Aug 3 Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, dies at 57
  • Aug 10 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, dies at 70
  • Aug 14 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, dies at 66

Junípero Serra

Aug 28 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, dies at 70