Famous People Who Died in August 1879

  • Aug 3 Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  • Aug 8 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher, dies at 83
  • Aug 22 Friedrich August Kummer, German cellist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 82

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Aug 27 English inventor who introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840), dies at 84

  • Aug 30 John Bell Hood, American Confederate general during the American Civil War (Army of Tennessee), dies of yellow fever at 48
  • Aug 31 William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies