Famous Deaths for Year 1868

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Deaths 1 - 63 of 63

Jan 3rd - Moritz Hauptmann, composer, dies at 75
Jan 7th - William Batchelder Bradbury, composer, dies at 51
Jan 14th - Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Ursatz), dies at 66
Jan 22nd - Moritz Ganz, composer, dies at 61
Jan 28th - Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
Feb 11th - Leon Foucault, discovers 1st physical proof of Earth's rotation, dies
Feb 29th - Ludwig/Louis I, King of Bavaria, dies at 81
Mar 2nd - Carl Eberwein, composer, dies at 81
Mar 4th - Jesse Chisholm, American pioneer of the Chisholm Trail (b. 1805)
Mar 28th - James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan, dies at about 70
Apr 3rd - Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, dies at 71
Apr 7th - D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation (b. 1825)
Apr 13th - Tewodros II / Theodorus II, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1818) commits suicide
Apr 21st - Henry James O'Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
May 3rd - Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer, dies at 68
May 7th - Henry Peter Brougham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1778)
May 10th - Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)
May 17th - Isami Kondo, Shinsengumi Commander (b. 1834)
May 22nd - Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies
Frontiersman Kit CarsonFrontiersman Kit Carson (May 23rd) May 23rd - Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 58
May 26th - Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
May 29th - Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
Jun 1st - James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies at 77
Jun 5th - Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer, dies at 73
Jun 9th - James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), dies of a stroke at 65
Jun 10th - Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Sweden, murdered
Jun 22nd - Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
Jun 25th - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
Jul 6th - Samuel Lover, composer, dies at 71
Jul 6th - Sanosuke Harada, Shinsengumi Captain (b. 1840)
Jul 10th - Carlo Conti, composer, dies at 71
1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke (Jun 9th) Jul 15th - William Thomas Morton, dentist (1st to use ether), dies
Jul 16th - Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer, dies at 87
Jul 19th - Soji Okita, Japanese samurai, 1st Captain of the Shinsengumi (b. 1842 or 1844)
Jul 20th - Antoine Prumier, composer, dies at 75
Jul 20th - Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer, dies at 62
Jul 22nd - Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer, dies at 51
Jul 24th - George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
Aug 5th - Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (b. 1788)
Aug 11th - Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52
Aug 11th - Thaddeus Stevens, architect of Radical Reconstruction, dies at 76
Aug 25th - Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
Aug 25th - Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
Aug 25th - Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
Aug 27th - Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82
Sep 6th - Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)
Sep 10th - Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer, dies at 79
Sep 17th - Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies
Sep 19th - William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)
Sep 26th - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
Sep 27th - Alexander Walewski, French earl/duke/diplomat/Foreign minister, dies
Sep 28th - Thomas Carmichael Hindman, attorney/Confederate gen-mjr, shot at 40
Oct 1st - Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), dies at 63
Oct 6th - Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51
Canadian War Heroine Laura SecordCanadian War Heroine Laura Secord (Oct 17th) Oct 17th - Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)
Oct 23rd - Cullen Whipple, American Inventor (pointed screw machine), dies at 67
Oct 26th - B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated
Nov 13th - Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76
Nov 19th - Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
Dec 6th - August Schleicher, German linguist (b. 1821)
Dec 13th - Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (b. 1794)
Dec 24th - Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (b. 1802)
Dec 25th - Linus Yale, developer of cylinder lock, dies

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