On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1912

  • Aug 7 Fran├žois-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (b. 1841)

Jules Massenet

Aug 13 Jules Massenet, French opera composer (Werther; Manon), dies of abdominal cancer at 70

  • Aug 13 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, dies of cancer at 73
  • Aug 19 Alphonse Hasselmans, Belgian-French harpist, composer (La Source), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1884-1912), dies at 67

William Booth

Aug 20 William Booth, English preacher and founder of the Salvation Army, dies at 83 [1]

  • Aug 24 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, dies at 59