Famous Deaths in August 1877

  • Aug 3 Karl Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 5 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, dies at 77
  • Aug 12 James Drummond, Scottish historical painter, (b. 1816)

Person of interestBrigham Young

Aug 29 Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • Aug 30 Raphael Semmes, American Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), dies at 67