Famous Deaths in 1858

  • Jan 3 Rachel, [Elisabeth Rachel-Félix], Fr singer/actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • Jan 5 Johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz, Austr earl/field marshal, dies at 91
  • Jan 7 Willem Broes, vicar/theologist (Textenrol), dies at 91
  • Jan 8 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 9 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)
  • Jan 27 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
  • Jan 30 Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
  • Feb 16 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86
  • Feb 19 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 3 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

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Mar 4 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Mar 26 John Addison Thomas, American soldier (b. 1811)
  • Apr 3 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 7 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher/composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 8 Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76
  • Apr 16 Johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/British pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87
  • Apr 28 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (b. 1801)
  • May 4 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist (b. 1773)
  • Jun 3 Julius Reubke, composer, dies at 24
  • Jun 11 Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
  • Jun 12 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder/ship owner, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 William Horsley, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Ary Scheffer, painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 63
  • Jun 16 John Snow, English epidemiologist (b. 1813)
  • Jun 17 Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
  • Jul 3 Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
  • Jul 6 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 2 A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76
  • Aug 14 George Combe, phrenologist, dies
  • Sep 5 Moritz G, [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist, dies at 63
  • Sep 10 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 11 Alexander L'vovich Gurilyov, composer, dies at 55

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Sep 17 Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott
  • Oct 10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Ando Hiroshige, Japanese painter, dies at 61
  • Oct 26 Isac Baker Woodbury, composer, dies at 39
  • Nov 8 George Peacock, English Mathematician, dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)
  • Dec 9 Robert Baldwin, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • Dec 12 Jacques Viger, antiquarian and archeologist, first mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)
  • Dec 16 Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69
  • Dec 18 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 27 Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely, composer, dies at 73