Famous Deaths in 1865

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  • Jan 3rd Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43
  • Jan 8th Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
  • Jan 16th Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)
  • Jan 19th Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
  • Feb 6th John Pegram, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 33
  • Feb 7th John Henry Winder, US Confederate brig-gen/provost marshal, dies at 64
  • Feb 10th Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • Feb 15th Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies
  • Feb 24th Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, dies at 23
  • Feb 25th Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • Mar 1st Anna Paulowna Romanova, great monarch of Russia, dies at 70
  • Mar 2nd Carl Sylvius Völkner, German missionary to New Zealand (b. 1819)
  • Mar 10th William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, Confed gen-maj, dies at 48
  • Mar 20th Keisuke Yamanami, Japanese samurai (b. 1833)
  • Mar 26th Thomas Hancock, pioneer of rubber industry (Stoke Newington), dies
  • Mar 27th Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
  • Mar 28th Albert G Bilders, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 26
  • Apr 1st Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797)
  • Apr 2nd Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39
  • Apr 2nd Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60
  • Apr 6th John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36
  • Apr 6th Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalery colonel, dies in battle
  • Apr 8th John Park, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 9th Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Apr 15th Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Apr 16th Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • Apr 22nd Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries
  • Apr 23rd James Dearing, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 24
  • Apr 26th Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Apr 26th John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27

  • Apr 28th Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787)
  • Apr 30th Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)
  • May 21st Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish Archaeologist, created Stone, Bronze, Iron age system, dies at 76
  • May 30th William Clarke Quantrill, criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27
  • Jun 2nd John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59
  • Jun 2nd Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  • Jun 3rd Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)
  • Jun 8th Joseph Paxton, designer (Crystal Palace), dies
  • Jun 13th Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brig-general, dies at about 29
  • Jun 15th Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
  • Jun 15th Jakob Zeugheer, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 21st Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)
  • Jul 7th Mary Surratt, & 3 other Lincoln conspirators, hanged
  • Jul 7th Lewis Paine, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1844)
  • Jul 7th David Herold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1842)
  • Jul 15th Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian, dies at 55
  • Jul 24th Johan Filip von Schantz, composer, dies at 30
  • Jul 25th "James Barry", military surgeon, first womanin Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor
  • Jul 30th George Wright, US Union brig-general, dies at 61
  • Aug 12th William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies
  • Aug 13th Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist, dies at 47
  • Aug 17th Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 17th Mosby Munroe Parsons, US Confederate gen-maj, dies in battle
  • Aug 26th Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73
  • Aug 26th Marcellus Monroe Crocker, US attorney/Union brig-general, dies at 35
  • Aug 27th Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 29th John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54
  • Sep 11th Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (b. 1806)
  • Sep 16th Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
  • Sep 20th William H Revere Jr, US Union brig-general, dies
  • Sep 22nd Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist, dies at 71
  • Sep 24th Frantiszek Soltyk, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 30th Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
  • Oct 8th Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 12th William Vincent Wallace, composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 16th Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)
  • Oct 18th Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English Minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80
  • Oct 20th Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)
  • Oct 31st William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies
  • Nov 6th Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer, dies at 51
  • Nov 10th Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty
  • Nov 12th Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  • Nov 17th James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813)
  • Nov 23rd Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer, dies at 41
  • Nov 23rd René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75
  • Nov 25th Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies
  • Nov 29th Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman, dies at 69
  • Dec 1st Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, dies at 76
  • Dec 1st Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • Dec 6th Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56
  • Dec 10th King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
  • Dec 14th Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (b. 1794)
  • Dec 18th Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 24th Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter and writer (b. 1793)