On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1850

  • Aug 4 Frantisek Tucek, Czech composer, and music teacher, dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)

José de San Martín

Aug 17 Jose de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero and general, dies at 72

  • Aug 18 Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (La Comédie Humaine), dies at 51
  • Aug 22 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungarian-German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser), dies at 48
  • Aug 26 Louis-Philippe, Duke of Chartres, the last King of France (1830-48), dies in exile in England at 76