On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1867

  • Aug 3 Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Aug 10 Ira Aldridge, famed African-American Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock), dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)

Person of interestMichael Faraday

Aug 25 Michael Faraday, English scientist discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, dies at 75

Scientist and Inventor Michael Faraday
Scientist and Inventor
Michael Faraday
  • Aug 31 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), dies at 46