On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1842

  • Aug 10 Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, dies of a stroke at 49
  • Aug 18 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer and navigator (published the first map to show a full outline of the coastline of Australia in 1811), dies at 62
  • Aug 25 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian French composer, dies at 80