On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1895

  • Aug 1 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (Geschichte des ersten Kreuzzugs), dies at 77
  • Aug 2 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Aug 4 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 76

Person of interestFriedrich Engels

Aug 5 Friedrich Engels, German social philosopher and revolutionary socialist who co-authored "The Communist Manifesto" with Karl Marx, dies of throat cancer at 74

Communist Philosopher Friedrich Engels
Communist Philosopher
Friedrich Engels
  • Aug 13 Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies at 79
  • Aug 19 John Wesley Hardin, American outlaw and gunfighter (claimed to have killed 27 men), shot dead in a saloon at 42
  • Aug 24 John F. Loudon, Dutch sugar and indigo manufacturer, who Delft collection was left to the Rijksmuseum, dies at 74