On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1839

  • Aug 3 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Florentin), dies at 74
  • Aug 10 John St Aubyn, British fossil collector, dies at 81
  • Aug 23 Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 28 William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), dies at 70