Famous Deaths in 1868

  • Jan 3 Moritz Hauptmann, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 7 William Batchelder Bradbury, composer, dies at 51
  • Jan 14 Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Ursatz), dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Moritz Ganz, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 28 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
  • Feb 11 Leon Foucault, discovers 1st physical proof of Earth's rotation, dies at 48
  • Feb 29 Ludwig/Louis I, King of Bavaria, dies at 81
  • Mar 2 Carl Eberwein, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 4 Jesse Chisholm, American pioneer of the Chisholm Trail (b. 1805)
  • Mar 28 James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan, dies at about 70
  • Apr 3 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 7 D'Arcy McGee, Canadian journalist and Father of Confederation (b. 1825)
  • Apr 13 Tewodros II / Theodorus II, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1818) commits suicide
  • Apr 21 Henry James O'Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
  • May 3 Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer, dies at 68
  • May 7 Henry Peter Brougham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1778)
  • May 10 Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)
  • May 17 Isami Kondo, Shinsengumi Commander (b. 1834)
  • May 22 Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies

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May 23 Kit Carson, American frontiersman, Indian fighter and army officer, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 58

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

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

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

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Jun 9 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 10 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Sweden, murdered
  • Jun 22 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • Jun 25 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)
  • Jul 6 Samuel Lover, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 6 Sanosuke Harada, Shinsengumi Captain (b. 1840)
  • Jul 10 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 15 William Thomas Morton, dentist (1st to use ether), dies
  • Jul 16 Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Soji Okita, Japanese samurai, 1st Captain of the Shinsengumi (b. 1842 or 1844)
  • Jul 20 Antoine Prumier, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 20 Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 22 Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 24 George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
  • Aug 5 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (b. 1788)
  • Aug 11 Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 11 Thaddeus Stevens, architect of Radical Reconstruction, dies at 76
  • Aug 25 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • Aug 25 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
  • Aug 25 Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
  • Aug 27 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 6 Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)
  • Sep 10 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 17 Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies
  • Sep 19 William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)
  • Sep 26 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Walewski, French earl/duke/diplomat/Foreign minister, dies
  • Sep 28 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, attorney/Confederate gen-mjr, shot at 40
  • Oct 1 Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), dies at 63
  • Oct 6 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, dies at 51

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

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • Oct 23 Cullen Whipple, American Inventor (pointed screw machine), dies at 67
  • Oct 26 B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated
  • Nov 13 Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
  • Dec 6 August Schleicher, German linguist (b. 1821)
  • Dec 13 Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (b. 1794)
  • Dec 24 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (b. 1802)
  • Dec 25 Linus Yale, developer of cylinder lock, dies