On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1858

  • Aug 2 A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76
  • Aug 14 George Combe, phrenologist, dies
  • Aug 18 William Austin Burt, American scientist, surveyor and inventor who patented America's first typographer (typewriter) and the equatorial sextant, dies at 66