On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1840

Person of interestKarl Ferdinand von Graefe

Jul 4 Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53

  • Jul 21 Moses Waddel, American educator, minister and bestselling author (Memoirs of the Life of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Smelt), dies at 70
  • Jul 22 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 23 František Max Kníže, Czech composer, dies at 55