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Deaths in History in August 1799

  • Aug 2 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor (1st hot air balloon), dies at 54
  • Aug 5 Richard Howe, British admiral, dies at 73
  • Aug 7 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), dies at 70

Person of interestPius VI

Aug 29 Pope Pius VI [Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71

Pope Pius VI
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  • Aug 31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)