On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1855

  • Aug 7 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (1851-53), dies at 53
  • Aug 16 Henry Colburn, British publisher (Pepys's Diary) (b. 1784)
  • Aug 27 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, Portuguese composer, dies at 36
  • Aug 30 Feargus O'Connor, Leader of English Chartists, dies at 61