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

Person of interestJunípero Serra

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

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra