On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1856

  • Aug 14 William Buckland, dean (Westminster)/geologist, dies
  • Aug 14 Constant Prévost, French geologist, dies at 69
  • Aug 19 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, dies at 39
  • Aug 29 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer, dies at 77
  • Aug 30 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)
  • Aug 30 John Ross, British naval officer and explorer, dies at 79