Famous People Who Died in August 1870

David Farragut

Aug 14 David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

  • Aug 16 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 18 Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Aug 21 Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China (b. 1821)
  • Aug 24 Edwin Gray Lee, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 34