Deaths in History in August 1908

  • Aug 8 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40
  • Aug 11 Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)

Person of interestHenri Becquerel

Aug 25 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), dies at 55

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Aug 25 Eyre Massey Shaw, British first chief of London Fire Brigade, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (b. 1837)
  • Aug 30 Alexander P. Stewart, American Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), dies at 86