Famous Deaths in 1868

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  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

May 23rd Kit Carson, American trapper, scout, and Indian agent, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 58

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson
  • May 26th Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
  • May 29th Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)

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Jun 1st James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies at 77

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • Jun 5th Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer, dies at 73

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Jun 9th James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), dies of a stroke at 65

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • 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
  • 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

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Oct 17th Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • 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