On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1797

  • Aug 3 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80
  • Aug 12 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, German composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 18 Josiah Spode, English potter and founder of Spode pottery works, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general, dies at 73