Famous Deaths in August 1900

  • Aug 4 Isaac Levitan, Russian classical painter, dies at 39
  • Aug 5 James Augustine Healy, African American Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80
  • Aug 6 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German socialist (Social Democratic Party), dies at 74
  • Aug 12 James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
  • Aug 12 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian world chess champion (1866-94), dies at 64

Person of interestCollis P. Huntington

Aug 13 Collis P. Huntington, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), dies at 78

Business Tycoon Collis P. Huntington
Business Tycoon
Collis P. Huntington
  • Aug 16 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese writer, dies at 54
  • Aug 19 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 25 Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (1894-1899), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 59

Person of interestFriedrich Nietzsche

Aug 25 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal return), dies at 55

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Aug 28 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies at 62