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Famous People Who Died in August 1799

  • Aug 2 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
  • Aug 5 Richard Howe, British admiral, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Joseph Friebert, Austrian composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 7 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), dies at 70
  • Aug 16 Vincenzo Manfredini, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, German composer, dies at 37

Person of interestPius VI

Aug 29 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71

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  • Aug 31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)