On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1792

  • Aug 2 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, German composer, dies at 60

Richard Arkwright

Aug 3 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (created the spinning frame, built Cromford Mill), dies at 59

Frederick North

Aug 5 Frederick North, Lord North, Prime Minister of Great Britain (Tory: 1770-82), "who lost America", dies at 60

  • Aug 17 Jan Jachym Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 38
  • Aug 25 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)