Famous Deaths in 1856

  • Jan 5 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
  • Jan 11 Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]
  • Jan 12 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815)
  • Jan 16 Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)
  • Jan 17 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41
  • Jan 24 Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)
  • Jan 31 Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama of Tibet, dies at 17
  • Feb 8 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)
  • Feb 17 Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris
  • Feb 17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 11 James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)
  • Mar 28 Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Juan Santamaría, national hero of Costa Rica (b. 1831)
  • May 3 Adolfo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 27
  • May 3 Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer/critic (Giselle), dies at 52
  • May 6 William Hamilton, metaphysicist, dies
  • May 12 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (b. 1786)
  • Jun 11 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
  • Jun 15 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73
  • Jun 23 Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (b. 1806)
  • Jul 4 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64

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Jul 9 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), dies at 79

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
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Amedeo Avogadro
  • Jul 9 James Strang, Mormon splinter group leader (b. 1813)
  • Jul 15 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Robert A Schumann, German pianist/composer (Humoresque), dies at 46
  • Aug 4 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 5 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 14 William Buckland, dean (Westminster)/geologist, dies
  • Aug 14 Constant Prévost, French geologist (b. 1787)
  • Aug 19 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French Chemist, dies at 39
  • Aug 20 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 21 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 29 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)
  • Aug 30 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)
  • Sep 24 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
  • Oct 10 Michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 19 William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (b. 1799)
  • Oct 29 Carel SW van Hogendorp, colonial director, dies at 68
  • Nov 4 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
  • Nov 17 William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 20 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81
  • Dec 20 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (b. 1820)