On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1868

  • Aug 5 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (discovered flint tools in the gravels of the Somme valley), dies at 79
  • Aug 10 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian military leader and revolutionary who fought against Ottoman rule, killed in battle at 28
  • Aug 11 Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R), dies at 76
  • Aug 11 Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger), dies at 52
  • Aug 25 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • Aug 25 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
  • Aug 25 Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
  • Aug 27 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Swiss composer, dies at 82