Famous Deaths in 1866

  • Jan 10 Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
  • Jan 15 M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
  • Jan 23 Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)
  • Jan 27 John Gibson, sculptor, dies
  • Feb 3 François-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)
  • Mar 4 Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77
  • Mar 6 William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (b. 1794)
  • Mar 10 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Louis Clapisson, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 20 Rikard Nordraak, composer, dies at 23
  • Mar 24 Maria Amalia, of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Filips of Austria, dies
  • Mar 28 Solomon Foot, American politician (b. 1802)
  • Mar 29 Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, Rabbi/Chassidic leader, dies
  • Apr 1 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer, dies at 98
  • Apr 1 Johannes C H de Meijere, Dutch zoologist, dies
  • Apr 15 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, dies at 51
  • May 13 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796)
  • May 17 Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70
  • May 29 Winfield Scott, American general (b. 1786)
  • May 29 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), dies at 57
  • Jun 5 John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
  • Jun 7 Chief Seattle, Native American leader
  • Jun 16 Joseph Méry French poet (b. 1798)
  • Jun 18 Jacobus T Abels, painter, dies at 62
  • Jun 23 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam physician/social activist, dies at 53
  • Jun 25 Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (b. 1803)
  • Jul 11 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), commits suicide at 52
  • Jul 20 Faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide
  • Jul 20 G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function), dies
  • Jul 23 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 25 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
  • Aug 1 John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
  • Aug 6 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  • Aug 22 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
  • Sep 3 Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • Sep 9 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
  • Sep 26 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • Oct 26 John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)
  • Nov 14 King Miguel of Portugal (b. 1802)
  • Nov 26 Adrien Francois Servais, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 26 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 1 George Everest, Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest (d. 1790)
  • Dec 3 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 26 Samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49