On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1914

  • Aug 2 Gabriel Édouard Xavier Dupont, French composer, dies of tuberculosis at 36
  • Aug 4 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist, dies at 61
  • Aug 6 Ellen Axson Wilson, US 1st Lady (1913-14), dies during Woodrow Wilson's 1st term of Bright's Disease at 54
  • Aug 7 Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70
  • Aug 7 Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81

Person of interestJohn Philip Holland

Aug 12 John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

  • Aug 15 Anatoly Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59
  • Aug 17 James Grierson, British general
  • Aug 19 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus, dies at 69
  • Aug 20 Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies
  • Aug 22 Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies in battle
  • Aug 22 Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies in battle
  • Aug 22 Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • Aug 23 Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
  • Aug 23 George Ambrose Pogson, British consul in Hamburg (1880-1914), dies
  • Aug 24 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar, dies at 50
  • Aug 28 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS]
  • Aug 28 Anatoli Liadov, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 29 ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
  • Aug 30 Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26
  • Aug 30 Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide