On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1786

  • Aug 7 Friedrich Schwindl, Dutch composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 15 Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar and critic, dies at 56
  • Aug 16 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer and violinist, dies at 80

Person of interestFrederick the Great

Aug 17 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), dies at 74

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great