On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1901

  • Aug 5 Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Francesco Crispi, Italian statesman, dies at 82
  • Aug 12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiƶld, Finnish-Swedish explorer and mineralogist, dies at 68
  • Aug 15 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist (founder of Journal of the Association of Folklore), dies at 77
  • Aug 17 Edmond Audran, French composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 18 Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 22 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Clara Maass, American army nurse who sacrificed her life at 25 to prove that mosquitoes carry yellow fever. Her death put an end to yellow fever experiments on human beings.