Famous Deaths in August 1844

  • Aug 4 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman, dies at 71
  • Aug 11 Jernej Kopitar, Slovene philologist and linguist (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Henry Francis Cary, translator (Dante), dies
  • Aug 29 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
  • Aug 30 Francis Baily, English astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse, dies at 70