On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1912

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

Person of interestJules Massenet

Aug 13 Jules Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet
  • Aug 13 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, dies of cancer at 73
  • Aug 19 Alfonse Hasselmans, Belgium born French composer and harpist (La Source), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 William Booth, English preacher and founder of Salvation Army, dies at 83
  • Aug 24 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, dies at 59