On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1895

  • Aug 1 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (Geschichte des ersten Kreuzzugs), dies at 77
  • Aug 2 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Aug 4 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 76
  • Aug 5 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
  • Aug 5 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher (Communism), dies at 74
  • Aug 6 George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), dies at 74
  • Aug 13 Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies at 79
  • Aug 19 John Wesley Hardin, American gunfighter (b. 1853)
  • Aug 24 John F. Loudon, Dutch sugar and indigo manufacturer, who Delft collection was left to the Rijksmuseum, dies at 74